You cannot swing a virtual cat on the 'net without hitting a news item about the appearance of Pokémons everywhere.  The little Nintendo critters from the 1990s are back amongst us, visible only to those who have downloaded the Pokémon Go app on their smartphones.

The app allows users to view their surroundings but inserts pocket monsters where it sees fit.  Players can ambulate through their surroundings spotting and collecting them, or something like that.

Stories about the app abound.  Here are a few:

I think I may have had a similar experience.  As students in my evening class yesterday engaged in an exercise in small groups, another student entered the room, staring intently at his phone.  He walked 3/4 of the way around the room, seemingly oblivious to our activities.  Then he stopped, stabbed at his phone with his forefinger several times, and then walked out.  That's a first for me!

I wouldn't call it an invasion but I would rather my students, or interlopers, did not hunt for Pokémon's during my classes.  Unless they have paid tuition, of course.

I leave the rest to Stephen Colbert.

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