Social Tool Gives Lift to 3DS

When Nintendo Co. introduced its new 3DS portable game system earlier this year, a glasses-free 3-D display became the major selling point for the new machine.

However, a few months after a lukewarm debut for the 3DS, a lesser-known, social-networking feature packed into the device is generating more excitement among users and software developers.
The feature, called StreetPass, allows 3DS owners to automatically exchange profile information or game data. If game machines come within about 50 feet of each other, the swap of information can take place even if the devices are closed and buried deep inside a bag.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work