We’ve purchased two Nintendo DS units for lunchtime fun at our Head Office. These company owned units will supplement the DS units brought in by team members and lead to some more robust competition. Even though I’m not one for computer games (not since moon alien and missile command in 1979/80 when I spent too much time playing), I’m pleased so many have a good time with them at lunch.
While the DS units may not directly help us write better software or provide better support, they will help people relax more at work and that’s got to be good. Certainly, the cheers which reverberate through the office when someone wins makes those of us not playing smile.