Aching for a Wii

I’ve been wanting to get a Wii for months. My excuse was that I should really get to know the product for the sake of understanding the latest trends in interaction and game design. But that was clearly a load of balls. However, this weekend I couldn’t resist any longer and bought one for my daughter.

Let me start by saying it’s wonderful. The problem is it’s made me realize just how unfit I am. I’m in real pain this morning. My right arm, stomach and lower back are all stiff from playing Wii Sports. So I’m thinking of making it my exercise regime. It seemed to work for this guy anyway:

Wii experiment

But there’s so much more to the Wii than just the games. I’ve spent quite a bit of time playing with the browser too. I can now watch YouTube on my TV and listen to my FineTune playlists. Like any good technology, it’s enriched my life rather than simply distracted me from it. And with any luck, it’ll help me fit back into my old 32″ waist trousers.

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