St. John's College Santa Fe

2048 meets Great Books authors

By Rory Gilchrist

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If you’re like most of campus, the wildly popular game 2048 is your favorite procrastination time-suck at the moment. Something about all those accumulating numbers, it’s just so very, very satisfying. But the novelty of it is beginning to wear off… getting a little bit two thousand forty-LATE, you might say. Well, as we know, the Great Books aren’t ever going out of fashion, so today the Johnnie Chair is proud to present to you the Johnnie version of 2048. Start off with the Illiad, get to Socrates… see if you can make it all the way up the Program to Heidegger.

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