Monday, September 6, 2010

Angry Birds?

It is cathartic to slingshot angry birds through the air in the hopes of destroying grunting pigs. I am a little addicted to the game, but not as advanced as my daughter. The back story is that the pigs are stealing the birds' eggs and you manipulate the trajectory of the birds to destroy the outlandish castles that house the pigs.

When I read that Angry Birds, the most popular game in the iTunes app store, is Finnish, I knew I had to test if for my blog. Kaksi thumbs up!

Angry Birds is a product of the Rovio Company, based in Espoo. The web site explains that Rovio descends from a company started by Helsinki University of Technology students in 2003.

The Helsinki area is hot (literally) with IT and computer technology. By hot, I mean that the computers roaring away in Helsinki generate vast amounts of heat. In order to cool the computers, innovators in Finland are pumping in Baltic sea water and using the transferred heat as part of the city's energy needs. You can read about it here.

If you haven't yet heard about Angry Birds, you will soon. Variety reports that a movie and toys are in production.

Remember, no matter what Hitch would have you believe, the original angry birds sprung from the pen of Daphne Du Maurier.

Listen below to the music from Angry Birds. Get used to it. As sure as eggs are eggs, you will hear it a lot.

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