Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 46444
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2007/4/25-27 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA, Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:46444 Activity:low
4/24    Is it cool that Politburo is spending $600 on XBox 360, even if it is
        ASUC money? How about hardware that doesn't crash instead.
        \_ Video games are a huge recruiting resource.  While I agree it'd be
           nice if soda wasn't probabilistic, having an xbox 360 in the office
           probably brings in more new members than anything to do with soda.
        \_ Do XBox 360s crash? They may be doing just what you suggest.
           \_ Seriously. Regardless of changes in youth culture, you can't put
              "played video games" on yer resume. I always thought there was an
              educational mission implicit in the CSUA's activities.
              \_ Nor can you put "ate food at bbq".  Clubs are clubs.  Social
                 events are part of the club.  A video game system in the
                 office is a social thing.  Previous generations had a snes
                 and a ps2, this is about the same.
                 \_ I have always viewed the CSUA primarily as a social
                    organization; the goal should be to build community.
                    Game-playing can be part of that, and game-playing has
                    certainly been a large part of the history of the CSUA,
                    dating back to netrek/nethack/griljor, not to mention
                    the Risk tournament.  I do think that the organizaton
                    needs to accomplish more than it currently is to earn
                    the credibility to spend a bunch of money on a game
                    system.  If the CSUA is viewed as "that office where
                    geeks just sit around playing Xbox," and the basic
                    business of the organization isn't being taken care of,
                    it could lead to serious problems with the CS department
                    and with the ASUC.  -tom
                    \_ Well said.
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