I am probably the last person I know that has yet to see The Wire. So I have started it. Especially after watching this clip on how chess is played, through the eyes of a drug dealer. I found the clip while reading a pretty great blog called snarkmarket, which only recently came up on my radar. Not certain who mentioned it or where, but thanks, and there is a beer waiting for you in BarVille.
Read the article. I can appreciate the leap from The Wire, to Monopoly, especially the moves that make virtual currency able to buy real objects. Timely in this period of intersecting the virtual and the IRL.