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Lesser Tedium

The world is kind of a messed-up place right now, and issues of systemic oppression are at the forefront right now. As with everything Tedium writes about, it helps to have a pop-culture lens nearby to understand this bigger issue. A surprisingly effective one? Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain.” Here’s why.

SimCity gets biz-friendly. Over at The Obscuritory, Phil Salvador takes a deep dive into Maxis Business Simulations, which turned SimCity’s core product into something actual companies would use to make real decisions. A great story worth your time.

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