I watched as my daughter, Carolyn, then 7, played a computer game... The interface sported almost no explanatory text or conventionally meaningful icons; the brief instructions were written in German... She was not intimidated, confused, or annoyed; she seemed to consider the lack of instructions part of the game. She merely started the game and began clicking on objects...He includes a snippet of their conversation about the game:
J: How do you know which blocks to hit?Ze Frank is one of my favorite Internet Personalities. He's funny, very clever/innovative, and often provides something interesting to consider -- thinking so I don't have to.
C: I just... hit them.
J: So how do you figure out what the rules are?
C: Just play.
J: Just play? And then what happens?
C: You just... play.