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Open source, helping the children of the future.

Sep 15, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"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 the subject.

"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."

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