<div dir="ltr">Phil,<div><br></div><div style>You might like Scott Nicholson's blog <a href="http://becauseplaymatters.com/">http://becauseplaymatters.com/</a> He does a lot of play and game research.</div></div><div class="gmail_extra">

<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Phil Shapiro <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:pshapiro@his.com" target="_blank">pshapiro@his.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div><div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,new york,times,serif"><font face="garamond, new york, times, serif" size="3">Hi chugalug community,</font><div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif">

<br></div><div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif">    I wear two main hats in my life -- I'm an open source advocate and I'm a play advocate. We need more play in this world because play is what makes life worth living. </div>

<div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif"><br></div><div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif">     Along these lines, I was intrigued to stumble across this play products company located right in Chatt.</div>

<div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif"><br></div><div><font face="garamond, new york, times, serif"><a href="https://twitter.com/playcorenews" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/playcorenews</a></font><br>

<br>      If you have a Twitter account, you might want to follow these folks or subscribe to their newsletter</div><div>at <a href="http://www.playcore.com/newsletter-signup.html" target="_blank">http://www.playcore.com/newsletter-signup.html</a></div>

<div><br></div><div>      Interestingly, the most forward thinking public libraries in the country are also getting into play -- because play and creativity are best of friends - and expanded creativity ain't such a bad thing in a knowledge economy.</div>

<div><br></div><div>        Check out this public library in the Denver area that has refocused itself around play.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://twitter.com/ilovemyanythink" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/ilovemyanythink</a></div>

<div><br></div><div>            As we build a better world centered around open source, let's not forget to bake play</div><div>right into the center of this new world.</div><span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888"><div>

<br></div><div>                    phil<br><font face="garamond, new york, times, serif" size="3">-- </font><br><div style="font-size:12pt;font-family:garamond,'new york',times,serif"><span name="x"></span>Phil Shapiro, <a href="mailto:pshapiro@his.com" target="_blank">pshapiro@his.com</a><br>

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<br>"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates<br>"Learning happens thru gentleness."<br><span name="x"></span><br></div></div></font></span></div></div><br>_______________________________________________<br>


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