Why Gamification is Stupid

This.  This video by Chris of Errant Signal.  This is what I have been trying to say all along (well that and that grades ARE gamification of school so why do we need anymore gamification.  And that gamification=manipulation and I HATE manipulation.

Edit: and the fact that WordPress.com is all gamified and telling me how many posts till my next achievement REALLY gets under my skin.

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