Sunday, January 25, 2004


Reading a shareware programmer's blog, I found the suggestion that you can be productive playing Solitaire on your computer. Well, what a nice idea. Instead I opened up Freecell (for the first time in more than a year probably). But even before I started playing my Zonealarm asks whether Freecell should be given permission to acces the internet. Why on earth would the most basic of computer games "(well, not considering pong), go to the net. To get new skins or new card-sorting routines, or what? Since cardgames are in Windows since... well I don't remember any further back than Windows 3.x, you wouldn't expect any more innovations for them.