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C sent me this news article Black flight hits Oakland - The correction at the beginning of the article undermines the entire premise of the article. I think overall Oakland has become a better place to live in recent years.

Jed told me about this guy who ate only monkey chow for a week.

and linked to this USB Teddy Special K said "It looks silly. Can we get it? I really want mine to look the same." Yes my child wants a teddy whose head pops off and fits into a computer.

Ringtones only kids can hear. - At first I thought this was a diabolical new invention, but then I realised the kids would have to answer the phone and unless they can speak in tones only other kids can hear, so it's just not all that useful. I guess they can still text message each other, but they always had that option. I think it's just an extreme version of listening to something your parents don't like.


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Jun. 25th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
Black flight - it seems to me that there are an awful lot of news articles which go into great detail about the implications of some trend, but if you read them carefully there really isn't any support for the assertion that whatever-it-is is happening at all. This sort of reporting bugs me, though perhaps you could say that this is an example of the same thing :-).

USB teddy - have you seen the rubber ducky drives, or the ones that look like an actual thumb?

Jun. 25th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ringtones only kids can hear.

I heard about this on the radio the other day. The idea is that they can answer and text people in class. Problem is, they 'aired' some of the ringtones and many adults could still hear them.

I think it'd be awfully funny though if someone tried that in my class. :)
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