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Computer Solitaire Hooks Another Generation

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"You don't win that often, but you have these incremental victories."

So says Josh Levin, author of a Slate article on the bizarrely addicting computer game Solitaire.

On today's show, Levin talks about why it is that so many people play Solitaire on their computers. In a Grand Theft Auto world, a lot of us still turn first to a game that hasn't changed all that much since the 1970s.

Personally, I never play Solitaire anymore. But dear listeners, I know you're out there lining up those cards on a screen. Set the mouse down for a second and tell us why.