Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.
Is it over yet?
I had rather assumed that the Pokemon Go phenomenon was rather abating.
When politicians start making jokes about it, you know that the shark is beginning to duck. Police in Canada, however, say there are still some crazed enthusiasts.The York Regional Police posted a video to YouTube of a Mercedes driving somewhat erratically down a street last Monday. The footage is from a police helicopter.
The Mercedes was making what the police describe as "suspicious turns." It stopped in front of a park. This was at 3:23 a.m.
What on earth was this person doing?
You know already, don't you? He or she was playing Pokemon Go, police say.
The footage shows the driver using lanes in a fairly liberal manner. The car appears to stop for no apparent reason. The driver doesn't get out. After some seconds, the car drives along again, but very slowly.
Eventually, the video shows the police catching up with the driver and having a chat.
The police say he was given a "stern warning."
"Since the launch of the Pokemon Go app, York Regional Police has received a number of calls from concerned citizens who have recently seen groups of people wandering and gathering in places across the region," the police said on YouTube.
There are, indeed, great perils in this game, especially late at night.
In Missouri, police say late-night players were targeted by armed robbers. An Oregon man says she was stabbed while playing the game. He reportedly carried on playing, of course. Conversely, some residents are tired of strangers wandering around their neighborhoods.
Who can forget the slightly peeved Canadian who put up a sign telling Pokemon Go players to get off his lawn and get a life?
Those who are far too committed to the monsters might ask, though, in this instance: "Who was creating the greater disturbance to residents? The Mercedes driver or the police helicopter?"