ADDING NEW CIRCUITS
On a recent weekday afternoon in mid-town Manhattan, a 16-year-old named Jonathan Juarez was riffing on guitar like he was auditioning for a slot in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Juarez sat for over an hour, guitar in hand, on a black stool in the demo gaming area of The City, playing along to the Chili Peppers’ anthems via Xbox 360’s Rock Band.
“I’m not really skipping school,” he said, between sets, when asked how he managed to find the time for the mid-day session. “I just kind of left early.”
Juarez wasn’t the only one escaping the regular weekday routine and getting hands-on with personal tech products.