I had a discussion with a colleague quite some time back about the stackexchange concept.
I had recently joined, and while I had not answered anything or asked anything, I was commenting here or there.
Suddenly I had a badge for filling out my profile.
Oooh… a BADGE.
And I had a reputation, or “score”.
Oooh. A SCORE.
A short time ago, I discovered the game development one.
(This reminds me of the time when the first put LEGO and Star Wars together… it was a combination I simply could not resist!)
So now I compete for score and badges.
As a digital sharecropper.
But its OK.
Because I have almost 500 points and 10 badges! TAKE THAT!!!!!