Exhibition teaches youth about WoW, Second Life

If you're in the American Northeast and you love games, you might be interested to know that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is hosting an exhibition about the role computer games have played in New England's economic development, and that said exhibit includes coverage of MMOs. This is all part of their New England Economic Adventure program.

Subjects of the exhibition span from the birth of computer games -- Spacewar!'s creation at MIT, according to the press release -- to present day titles like World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, and Second Life. Organizers hope the exhibits will teach kids how technological innovation and entrepreneurship can spur economic growth. Old-school arcade games will be free to play at the exhibit too.

If you ask us, the folks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston have come up with a brilliant plan -- bait kids with Frogger, then make them learn something!