Pinball Score Inflation

You hear a lot (and common sense and memory tell you) that portions of things are bigger now than they used to be. Coke comes in 20 oz. bottles now instead of 6.5 oz. When the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder came in it was notable because it was so big; now it seems strange to brag about a burger being only 4 oz.

Now I have another example: pinball scores. When I was a kid it was a major achievement to make it to 100,000 points on a pinball machine. I played pinball yesterday for the first time in a long time and found that it was almost impossible to score less than 1,000,000 points per ball. And I stink at pinball!

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