My brother Tom decided to take a job with EA after graduation. It's a gameplay engineer position on "The Sims".
Tom said, "I like working on games, because I can make them addictive. The next generation will spend their time playing games, instead of becoming kickass at programming. Then they won't be able to come steal my job. I'll have job security."
Today we took a taxi in Shanghai. Along the road stood tall signs of iPod nano on a fiery background. Tom pointed them out to me, since he interned twice at Apple.
Tom: "I liked working at Apple. They're good at marketing."
Me: "Yeah, they are."
Tom: "I'm going from the company of cool ... to the company of cruel."