Great article Alex! It seems like our society often looks for someone or something to blame when horrible things happen to us and while our quick-to-action attitude can do amazing good, in a time-sensitive crisis we have a much more difficult time slowing down and and being honest when it comes to societal introspection. We all rage against the caricature of the 'otaku' in our head when we're bested in competitive gameplay, but we rarely stop to think how someone could get to that point. I personally cannot even imagine pouring my life into one hobby/fictional universe, but I think that is what we need to do if we want to 'solve this problem'. Maybe we need an otaku reality show.
Now I'll finally buy a DSI! wait....no I already have one and if I didnt by now these hideous colors arent going to sell me. Didnt we end this multi-colored console nonsense with the N64? Whats next, smoke purple?