From:                              Craig Phillips <> on behalf of Craig Phillips <>

Sent:                               Monday, August 01, 2016 9:11 PM


Subject:                          Cocktail Talk - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly



Cocktail Talk

August 2016

Cocktail Talk

Dear Craig:   

Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".


Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.


Cocktail Talk is archived on


Currently, on Cocktail Talk - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


The Pokemon Go "augmented reality game" launched less than a month ago, has been downloaded 75 million times, and has been called a global sensation.


Download the app, create a little avatar and walk around staring at it on your phone until one of 250 cartoon "Pocket Monsters" pops up on your radar. Using your phone's camera you see the monsters in your reality. Then by hitting them with a ball you capture them.  


There's a buzz that people are already tired of Pokemon Go; that it's run it's course. It may have, Nintendo stock went from $15 to over $38 when it launched, but dropped back to $25 in a matter of days.


Pokemon Go uses a lot of the technology seen in an earlier augmented reality  game called Ingress. Ingress had players bouncing around looking for portals, in Pokemon it's PokeStops. Oddly they're some in the same, and if you want to know where PokeStops are you should browse the Ingress maps database. That's the result of the Ingress player's community finding and recording portals.


You can do more than just catch Pokemon, like buy things to help you catch more, teach them to fight, and advance through levels in the game. Trying to collect different monsters is about as far as most people are willing to go.


A good thing is people may actually go out for walk and visit PokeStops, often local churches, banks, libraries and such.


A bad thing is people getting shot at when they jump someone's fence in the middle of the night looking for a Pokemon.


Robbers, rapists, and pedophiles are also using PokeStops to troll for victims, and that's ugly.




Pokemon, Ingress, Niantic, Nintendo, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.



Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.





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