EA’s slave labour

There’s been a stink lately about EA’s development process and the hours they force their employees to maintain. Here’s a good article from the New York Times that talks about the company not being much different from any other game or software developer.

Here’s my favourite quote from the article:

Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, spent a sabbatical last spring as a researcher at the company, he wrote, “I am 43 and I felt absolutely ancient during my time there.” He said the place felt to him like “Logan’s Run,” the 1976 science fiction movie in which no one is allowed to live past 30 – and he felt even older when he realized that the 20-somethings were too young to know the reference.

It made me laugh, it just seemed like something i’d read in the Onion or some other rag.