Monday, March 1, 2010

Good news and bad news...

The website was down the other day. That's the bad news.

We got the email below from Michael Sturino that day which I like because it says a lot about how people are using the game. The technical problem was fixed that same day.

Here's the note from Michael (posted with his permission):

My name is Michael Sturino and I teach collegel level government and politics in central New Jersey. One of my best lessons involves my students taking part in the Redistricting Game in which you created. I used the game just last night to test for any last minute bugs and all went well. However, the website has been down all day and I was curious to see if you had any idea of if and when the site would be back on-line. Every year I hype up the interactive nature of the game and my students usually get extremely pumped to take part in the learning experience of actually being state legislators going through the gerrymandering process. I truly appreciate any information or assistance you could provide with this situation.

Remember Krist Novoselic from the band Nirvana?

I had a great conversation with Krist Novoselic, formerly of the band Nirvana, now chair of, this morning. FairVote is the leading election reform group and a friend of The Redistricting Game. Krist wrote a great blog post here and discusses the game.