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Technology for Toddlers?
July 31st 2004, 06:53 CEST by Jibble

Kids learn a lot through manipulation of our three-dimensional world.  If you've ever sat down for a four-hour session of repetitive video gaming, you know what I'm getting at here.  Are kids really learning anything from all of those kid-oriented web sites, or are they just learning how to jump through the right hoop and then doing it over and over without additional challenge?  Do you think that the family discussed in the article is a typical example, or an exception to the norm?
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#30 by Ryslin
2004-08-01 01:42:12
(waves piece of paper)
My son got a Imac for his birthday.

Me and his father use PC's.

Logic for an Imac? Simple, the interface is rather easy to navigate but definatly dangerous to mess with.
This imac has os 10.1 on it and is holding that by will of god alone. It is a original imac 266mhz with 64megs of ram. It can do basic internet and chess.
My son started the chess himself, and has gotten to the point he can go about 10 moves before forgetting what he was doing.
He visits pbskids and noggin, and already played them to death. His favorite part right now is the videos on noggin about the storys. He tells them with the narrator , thus improving his speach. He is capable of solving puzzles(jigzone.com) at 25 peices.

He does get a tad too involved in it, and we reconize that from our own inability to pull away from the computers ourselves. He renamed it ISSC(his name is isaac) and we cannot convince him to spell his name correctly(no its issc!). The computer is "his" and he looses privilages to it if he refuses to do normal things(eating, sleeping, thinking). We also have computer off time(quite alot) and the history channel goes on for background noise(he generally doesn't watch it). We did find that because we used music to keep him calm as a small child, he must have some kind of noise on. Music/talking/me and his father playing a game- any of that is enough to allow him to feel comfortable. I regret that now.

Just got a game boy, he gets that soon(need games). I know he is introverted and generally more nerdy than most kids. I will allow him some technical escapes.

Someone get the chlorine, We have food fuckers amongst us! THE POOL WILL BE CLEANED!
#31 by mnemonic
2004-08-01 02:10:01
xmnemonic@softhome.net http://jti.developer.graphyx.net
A computer will transform a child into a mindless monster.  Our only hope is to destroy all technology.
#32 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 02:10:37
Your child is [http://www.doomedthemovie.com]DOOMED![/url]

#33 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 02:10:58
/urk!

DOOMED!

#34 by Ryslin
2004-08-01 02:28:05
(waves piece of paper)
I don't know if he is Doomed. We have raised him to be an adult. Not a child that is over 18. Take that as you will.

Someone get the chlorine, We have food fuckers amongst us! THE POOL WILL BE CLEANED!
#35 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 02:47:50
Oh Rizzie, if I can call you that, I was just Razzing ya.  

Fo Shizzle.

#36 by yotsuya
2004-08-01 03:45:00
I still Doomed! is the Duke Nukem Forever of Indie Films!

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#37 by UncleJeet
2004-08-01 04:04:05
In Disney's planned community of Celebration, they threw TONS of cash at educational technology for its school system.  It failed miserably, and they went back to having teachers be proper teachers and computers be supplementary tools for research and aid.

Pick me!  Pick me!
#38 by jjohnsen
2004-08-01 04:13:13
http://www.johnsenclan.com
How is Celebration doing?  I read a book about it about 6 months after it opened and it was fascinating.

Owner of the Planetcrap FFL team, the Utah Teen Brides.
#39 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 05:35:06
The US School system should show you that more money does not equal better education.  Laura Ingalls Wilder went to a school and didn't get a dime from the federal government and look at her!  She grew up to marry a guy named Almanzo!  Almanzo!

#40 by UncleJeet
2004-08-01 06:19:52
Celebration is doing fine now, with a waiting list a mile long to live there.  I think a nice planned community, where you have a good idea about what/who your neighbors and whole community are is a neat idea.  I'm not sure I'd want to live in Celebration, because I imagine its mostly filled with right wingers and people who make more money in an hour than I'll ever see in my lifetime.

Pick me!  Pick me!
#41 by MCorleone
2004-08-01 06:36:11
Jeet - Bought the T7700's, just put them in.  Too bad it's 12:30 so I can't really test them out but they sound good.  It does make a difference, especially in Painkiller.  I'm looking forward to trying out different games and hearing them for the first time.

I have walked my way since the beginning of time. Sometimes I give, sometimes I take, it is mine to know which and when!
#42 by UncleJeet
2004-08-01 06:38:36
Excellent, MCorleone!  I hope you have as good of an experience with them as I have.  Thief 3 was a TOTALLY new game after I got the new sound card and 7.1 speakers.

Pick me!  Pick me!
#43 by G-Man
2004-08-01 06:41:30
#40 UncleJeet
I'm not sure I'd want to live in Celebration, because I imagine its mostly filled with right wingers and people who make more money in an hour than I'll ever see in my lifetime.

That reminds me of this great line Christopher Lloyd delivers in the pilot episode of The Tick:
Arthur, my time is worth seventeen dollars a second. I want an explanation, and I want it to cost less than fifteen hundred dollars! Go!
#44 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 06:43:02
7.1?  Wow... Let me ask you this, do they have a speaker that'll fit anywhere?

#45 by UncleJeet
2004-08-01 06:44:48
Bend over and I'll show you.

Pick me!  Pick me!
#46 by Sgt Hulka
2004-08-01 06:48:24
Bring it to IRC Bitch!

#47 by UncleJeet
2004-08-01 06:54:22
You will rue the day!

Pick me!  Pick me!
#48 by BobJustBob
2004-08-01 07:10:17
Thinking...

Dood.
#49 by m0nty
2004-08-01 07:32:44
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
UncleJeet (#47):
You will rue the day!

.. zot yoo verr effer born a Fronkenshtein!
#50 by bago
2004-08-01 17:08:15
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Now start rueing!

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#51 by Trunks
2004-08-01 23:45:01
For the Star Wars fanboys, Ep 3 posters.  Not sure how long these will stay up.

Pic 1
Pic 2
Pic 3

#52 by VeeSPIKE
2004-08-02 00:09:31
The first and the third one suck. The second one is not bad, considering the back to the 70's artwork.

The media doesn't educate, it sensationalizes. That's why there's no learning curve, just repeated bouts of gross stupidity. Bailey
#53 by VeeSPIKE
2004-08-02 00:09:43
Thinking...

The media doesn't educate, it sensationalizes. That's why there's no learning curve, just repeated bouts of gross stupidity. Bailey
#54 by Eyegore
2004-08-02 00:20:56
http://home.cfl.rr.com/eyegore/gallery.htm
I agree #2 is best but they could do better to make it a little more varied.
#55 by Dumdeedum
2004-08-02 00:45:52
http://www.dumdeedum.com
They look more like fan art than official posters to me, are they actually legit?

#56 by yotsuya
2004-08-02 00:49:29
No. The first one doesn't fit the theme of what Star Wars posters look like, and Darth Vader looks SD, to boot!

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#57 by Trunks
2004-08-02 00:53:29
Those images were cleaned up from photos of hanging posters.  The original photos were posted earlier this morning and were taken down a few hours ago.

#58 by Trunks
2004-08-02 00:54:52
Oh, and as for the first image, get used to it quickly.  It's going to be all over Ep 3 toy packaging.

#59 by m0nty
2004-08-02 01:12:03
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I'm sure the Japanese will love their Darth Vader Realdoll.
#60 by yotsuya
2004-08-02 01:12:04
Ewwwwww

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#61 by yotsuya
2004-08-02 01:13:06
Calling CheesyPoof, come in Cheesy-

Drop me a line at yotsuyagoro@hotmail.com. I want to discuss something with you.

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#62 by The_Joker
2004-08-02 01:13:10
http://www.jackinworld.com
#22

..... and she's just finished second grade reading at a 6th grade level, who plays outside with her friends and spells better than I do. I'm not worried.


You should be.

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#63 by LPMiller
2004-08-02 01:49:02
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Uh huh.

When LP says he's bringing Armageddon, he brings fucking Armageddon. - Caryn, 6/01/2004
#64 by Ryslin
2004-08-02 01:53:48
(waves piece of paper)
Rizzie?

Lord help us.. or some other deity that may bother to look into these forums.

Rys please..

Someone get the chlorine, We have food fuckers amongst us! THE POOL WILL BE CLEANED!
#65 by E-ph0nk
2004-08-02 16:28:07
http://www.electrophonk.be
Deth,

I just downloaded & listened to your zelda 2 palace remix.  Great job you did, very nice!

(ps: expect some fresh tracks from me in the new respawn game - coming "when it's done")

#66 by Dethstryk
2004-08-02 17:15:18
jemartin@tcainternet.com
ph0nk -

Thanks! I've actually started on an entire project I'm going to do and just release for free of video game covers, so I'm up for any 16-bit and below suggestions to cover. I'm going to re-do some stuff on that Palace song and throw it on there, for sure.

My Doom medley is going to kick some ass.

"The Square who is not Cool with the double dipping pecker!"
#67 by Penguinx
2004-08-02 17:34:19
Dethstryk, if you want appropriate pixel art for your virtual CD cover, let me know. I have always wanted to pixel up an album cover. I can provide examples of my pixel work.

"No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair." -General George S. Patton
#68 by Squeaky
2004-08-02 18:19:17
Welcome to si hotel california

"I'm really tired of hearing that eating a few too many pieces of broccoli is going to increase my risk of getting nose cancer." - Caryn
#69 by Squeaky
2004-08-02 18:20:15
working link for OpenCrap users

Thanks, Gabe!

"I'm really tired of hearing that eating a few too many pieces of broccoli is going to increase my risk of getting nose cancer." - Caryn
#70 by yotsuya
2004-08-02 18:20:32
HEAR IT!

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#71 by Squeaky
2004-08-02 18:21:03
yeah, yeah. Fuck you.

"I'm really tired of hearing that eating a few too many pieces of broccoli is going to increase my risk of getting nose cancer." - Caryn
#72 by yotsuya
2004-08-02 18:24:44
No, you should say, "Chingas tu madre". Keeping with the them, you know.

That's a beautiful way to go. Shot by Yot. In more ways than one. -mgns
I wear my sunglasses at night.
#73 by E-ph0nk
2004-08-02 18:25:20
http://www.electrophonk.be
Btw: this is a loooong "live" version version of a short loop I made for the new game.

#74 by lwf
2004-08-02 19:15:48
The Gyspy Kings do a sweet version of "I did it my way" on their first album I believe.

Loved everything more than anything.
#75 by bago
2004-08-02 20:25:33
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Hey mister pinstripe suit, hey mister vader vader-oooo!

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#76 by Dethstryk
2004-08-02 20:30:53
jemartin@tcainternet.com
Penguin -

I'd love to see some examples, because it sounds like a fantastic idea.

"The Square who is not Cool with the double dipping pecker!"
#77 by lwf
2004-08-02 20:57:37
I have an idea, you could cover... DR FUCKING MARIO.

Loved everything more than anything.
#78 by lwf
2004-08-02 20:58:11
I just have this amazing realisation that my job here is to tell people what to do.

Loved everything more than anything.
#79 by Ashiran
2004-08-02 20:59:48
For it to be a job you would have to get paid.

How to resolve this
Ignore all warnings.
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