Games are automatically saved at certain points allowing resuming after power off: Win
While I agree with the rest of your points, I have to disagree with this one. I find the all-or-nothing approach of most NES games to be preferable. Games like Super Mario Bros. got it right with the ability to have extra lives, but forcing you to start from the very beginning if you run out. The ability to keep reloading a save state until you finally get past a certain challenge spoils the achievement, IMO. By making you start from the very beginning, it also forces you to take a break from beating your head against the same wall.
Of course, this is just my opinion, and how you wish to play your games is perfectly valid.
Don't just format - zero out.
Furthermore, phone calls are closer to video than text. We had audio phone conversations before we had instant text communication in everyone's hands, and text communication caught on like wildfire as an easier, less intrusive thing to do.
I think the asynchronous nature of text is a bigger contributing factor to it's success than how unobtrusive it is. (reposted because I wasn't logged in the first time)
Cars do fly. The first flying car was made 17 years after the first car. And the first space car was made 58 years after that. For whatever reason, the stewards of the English language decided to call these things aircraft and spacecraft rather than flying cars and space cars.
I'd like to bolster your argument by pointing out that the word 'car' is a shortened form of the word 'carriage.' A carriage is a device that moves something from one place to another. Therefore, an automobile, airplane, watercraft, and spacecraft are all cars.
offering to a different couple of news organizations to mail them
I RTFA, and this is an accurate quote. The grammar in article is as bad as the grammar in the summary.
Optimization hinders evolution.