Videogames on your shelf as a reminder

John Abell issues a complaint about e-books — that they don’t possess the “reminding” capabilities that you get from your bookshelf.  Interesting to think about games that way too as they move into digital formats:

E-books don’t exist in your peripheral vision. They do not taunt you to finish what you started. They do not serve as constant, embarrassing reminders to your poor reading habits. Even 1,001 digital books are out of sight, and thus out of mind. A possible solution? Notifications that pop up to remind you that you’ve been on page 47 of A Shore Thing for 17 days.