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Donald Rumsfeld helps create a solitaire app (with a little help from Churchill)

Well, this is about the most surreal thing you’ll see all day. I actually came across this new solitaire game, supposedly based on a version played by Winston Churchill, just last night while browsing the App Store. I was even intrigued enough to actually click through and look at it. But I had no idea until this morning that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was involved in its creation.

How involved, you ask?

Since we began our partnership, I’ve reviewed wire frames and branding guides. I’ve spent countless hours on beta releases. I’ve signed off on something they call “UX.” I’ve put the game through its paces, offering suggestions and ideas to make it as closely resemble the game Churchill played.

Brave new world, people.