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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Blackberry, Seriously?

A company called LeapFrog is going to release a baby Blackberry in a few months. Their target audience? Preschoolers. No, I’m not kidding. Two and three year olds will be able to text on a qwerty keyboard. Thankfully, it’s just a toy and they will only be interacting with an onscreen buddy named Scout. But still.

I’m all for preparing kids for the future, but this gives me the creeps, and I don’t really know why. Kids have played with toy cars and toy guns and toy phones for ions—myself included. But a baby Blackberry? I don’t know. It just seems a little much, doesn’t it?


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