You Twitter kids get off of my lawn! Darned I-Pod huggin’ text monkeys!

What does Twitter have to do with video games you may ask? Well, I suspect that I might indirectly be responsible for this latest information technology mocha latte’ du jour that is all the rage across the blogosphere and the media. In 1993, I was in Japan working on the Super Nintendo fantasy role playing game Lufia & The Fortress of Doom (known in Japan as ‘Estpolis‘). The game program code allowed me to write English story text in four lines of 28 characters per line, for a total of 112 characters (you Twitter kids are so spoiled with your whopping 140 characters!). Is it a co-incidence that Twitter was developed by 20 somethings who would have been children when Lufia came out?

Yes! I confess! I deliberately planted the seeds of Twitter into impressionable young minds, knowing that one day my plans of world domination through mindless text messaging would succeed!

(Insert maniacal evil laughter into this conversation)

Alright, perhaps I’m stretching the truth a ‘little’ bit, but you can’t deny the popularity of Twitter these days. That’s why I thought I’d share with you a brilliant satire about this latest fad.

Honestly, what’s next? Monkeys texting each other? Wait a minute….

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