2005 Game Design Challenge: Imagine a game based on… Emily Dickinson.
Will Wright, creator of Simcity, came up with “USB Emily Dickinson”:
[…] The idea was to stuff a virtual Dickinson into a USB drive and have her behave like a sort of complex Tamagotchi. When ever she is plugged into your computer she would send you emails, instant messages and basically annoy the shit out of you. Over time she would develop a personality and relationship with you. If she ended up becoming suicidal she would even have the option of deleting herself from the drive. […]
AWESOME. Other cool ideas, too.