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By Anne Laurent May 30, 2008

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Anne Laurent writes regularly on virtual worlds on her blog, The Agile Mind

What goes around comes around.

Nowhere is this better illustrated today than in the symbiotic relationship between the U.S. military and the computer and video gaming industry. You'll find a terrific illustration of it in a column in one of my favorite reads, Popular Mechanics.

On May 29, in his biweekly column, Senior Technology Editor Glenn Derene crafts a capsule history of the way early games stole their joystick and pistol interfaces from the Defense Department and how DoD now is stealing back gaming controllers to operate unmanned vehicles and weapons systems.

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