We the undersigned demand that Zynga, the creator of Words With Friends, allows players to butch up and...
• set a time limit of 60 seconds to make a move.
• disable the sissy function that reveals if you're placing a real word.
• issue Scrabble-like challenges of made-up words.
We just want the option to play like thinking adults. Let the mindless masses keep their computer-assisted amusement that requires all the brain calories of tic-tac-toe. But give us something that truly embraces the can-do spirit that made this country great.
George Washington didn't have GPS when he crossed the Delaware. Lincoln didn't write the Gettysburg Address with spell check. Is it too much to ask for a little personal responsibility in our word games?
Society of Professional Journalists / Region 3