Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Open Letter to Nintendo

Dear Nintendo -

It's me, Alex. Congratulations on the release of the Nintendo DSi. I have been enjoying the product thoroughly, and am excited about the future of DSiWare, the downloadable applications.

If I may, please allow me to suggest an application -- DSNotes. A simple DSiWare app which allows the user to write text documents and save them to the SD card. These could then be transferred to the user's main computer for use in other applications.

I carry the DSi with me most places, and I also carry a pocket-sized notebook. DSNotes would allow me to ditch the paper and move another need to the DSi.

Yours, as always,


  1. FYI -- Nintendo's prompt response.

    Hello Alex,

    We appreciate hearing about the types of products that you would like to see from us in the future. While there hasn't been an announcement concerning a game like that , you never know what the future holds! As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, and because of our history of pushing the limits of gameplay and design, you can always count on Nintendo offering the most imaginative products.

    In the meantime, keep checking our website's "What’s New" section ( for the latest information and announcements.


    David Glover
    Nintendo of America Inc.

  2. wow. a real form letter response. congratulations. you are now officially a number.

  3. I am not a number; I am a free man!

    In the original email, the text "a game like that" was in a slightly different font. So somebody took the time to read it BEFORE making me a number.

  4. But how closely did they read it if they thought you were talking about a game? Maybe it was just the closest selection available in the drop down menu.

  5. Don't-a listen to them, Alex! Nintendo has a deep-a respect and-a love for you. We value your-a opinion more than-a anyone else!!


    Mario the plumber