There are still people who think disposing of the trash in a regular, professional and safe manner is more important than writing deep and penetrating pieces of literature – which nobody reads anyway. They admire carpenters who can build good houses to live in, gardeners who can make trees and flowers grow, farmers who can deliver good produce, primary school teachers who manage to teach and inspire. And so do I, matter of fact. I almost revere them.
And somewhere, in the increasingly growing gamer population, there are people who think being a game researcher is the coolest job in academia, and designers of great games should have a place at the right hand of the Goddess herself. –Torill Mortensen –Games and Status (Thinking with my fingers)