The Story of Playdate”

I’m pretty sure that Playdate, the brand new bright yellow game console from Portland’s Panic, is an inane frivolity, the kind of thing the world doesn’t really need.

But it certainly begat an interesting promotional audio documentary that’s worth a listen to learn about modern hardware and software engineering, and how it’s possible at a modest independent scale.

And perhaps that’s why Playdate is worthwhile: as a case study of a general approach we might use to, say, rebuild our energy and transportation systems.