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Re: Games for 1-2 year old child. Recommendations wanted.

On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 05:52:12PM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, klaus imgrund wrote:
> >
> > I know that this is probably flamebait - but is there any specific reason a
> > 1-2 year old child has to play with a computer?
> > I know that all the geeks have proof that this actually improves social
> > interaction but I am a little old fashioned.
> >
> Yes playing outside with other children, reading a book with Pappa and
> Mummy or visiting grandparents, etc. are all more worthwhile activities
> for small children.  In fact they do us a great service by getting us off
> our computers.
> But I'd rather my daughter played with computers than watched TV.  She is
> not even 2 but already has memorised many advertising jingles.  I know we
> live in a consumer society but this is disgusting.

When I were a lad my parents would only let me watch Play School or
the test card, then later let me watch the other children's programmes
that came between Play School and the news. It was quite an
achievement to get them to let me watch Doctor Who. These programmes
were all on BBC1, so no adverts. I wasn't allowed to watch the
commercial ITV channel, and only glimpsed the occasional advert at a
friend's house. The only thing I regret about this is the amount of
Doctor Who I missed.

The television regulating authorities ought to legislate that the PDC
code information should contain a flag to indicate whether the current
material being transmitted is programme content, advertising or
trailers. This could then be decoded by the receiving apparatus to
mute the sound and blank the screen during adverts. Broadcasters would
be fined $100,000 per frame with a wrong flag. The advertisers would
hate it, but fsck 'em. The viewers hate the adverts, and we're in the
majority, by a long long way.


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