Open source, helping the children of the future.
Sep 15, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)
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"The children today have it lucky. I probably sound
like I have one foot in the grave with that line but I still think
that you are only as old as you feel. I would like to feel twenty
year olds but my wife has different ideas :) Hrmph, hmmm, back to
"Yes, children today have it lucky. This thought struck me as I
entered an elevator (or lift) and there was a mother with her child
there. The child had an electric trike. I have also seen many other
children (all around five or six) with motorised toys. I have even
seen them so young they could hardly walk yet were, snake like,
meandering around in an electric toy jeep.
"Then there are all the other toys and doodads which require a
charger or batteries to make them do and create all sorts of
electronic wonderlands for the impressionable minds of our next
generations. When I was a young whippersnapper and still wet behind
the ears (I like to think I still am :) electronic toys were
unheard of. About the closest thing was a battery powered monkey
which clashed cymbals together until either the batteries ran out
or your father, in a fit of tinnitus induced rage, destroyed it
like a rabid dog."