Computer sale causes stampede

There was a stampede in Richmond, Virgina, as thousands of people rushed to a sale offering used Apple iBook computers for $50 each. Within seconds of the sale opeing at 7 am, there were “several minor injuries”, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The four-year old Apple notebooks had become available after the county school system switched to another supplier.

Feeding the hungry: the video game

Not sure what to make of this yet: the UN World Food Programme has released a video game called Food Force:

The game puts players in charge of a hunger relief effort on the fictional Indian Ocean island of Sheylan, ravaged by a civil war, flooding and drought. You lead a crack multinational team of WFP professionals including a logistics officer, nutritionist and air drop specialist, and you must lead the team through six missions to bring food and supplies to the desperate natives of Sheylan — everything from air surveillance to figuring out a good balanced diet, airdropping supplies, and helping natives get the most out of their natural resources by planning future farming efforts.

I guess it’s a step forward from using video games as a recruiting tool for the armed forces.