"A Nuclear Disaster!" ©Eric Enright

While reading a New York Post article about workers racing to contain a potentially catastrophic failure at a nuclear power plant in Japan, I was immediately reminded of  a warning message from a possible scenario in the video game SimCity for the Super Nintendo, a system created in Japan. The text is lifted from a screen capture of the actual game, set against the Rising Sun flag, a variation of the traditional Japanese flag with outwardly expanding rays of (solar) radiation.

 

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