Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Watcher, Oct 14, 2011.
What awful parents, and sad, sad day for humanity.
oh boy, how pathetic
I think the downfall humbly began right here. As I understand it back when TVs were first invented kids would just stare at the test pattern for hours until a show came on.
I've often wondered why is the human brain so stimulated by a video screen?
Think of how much time is now spent staring into some kind of a screen. Phone, TV, Computer, Tablet.
My wife has the laptop on 90% of the time while she is watching TV. I also started down that path but have consciously put the laptop away any time I watch TV.
No, at least they didn't encourage their kids to sit in front of it like that. Heck, they even told them not to.
These parents are actively trying to enforce tech for their kid. I dunno, I just don't like what they are doing.
Weird. When I watch TV, I watch TV. When I get on the computer I get on the computer. In fact I usually shut off the PC when I watch, because when I have friends over they like to ask questions, then steal my computer, and Google about whatever we're watching. I find it a bit annoying.
Dont ever use your smart phones or tablets for educational purposes or story time. ipad 2 commercial is pure propaganda
It's been 'programmed' into the parents to teach their kids about computers.
Look at elementary and high schools now. All of my nephew's grade 10 assignments are handed in on flash drive or emailed. He NEEDS MS Office to do all his school work. I think this is so wrong.
My 8 year old niece who goes to a private school needed a Macbook.
Apparently if you want your kid to be successful you need them to be tech savvy and have the latest devices and software.
Microsoft and Apple didn't give all those schools those computers in the 90s out of the goodness of their hearts. They weren't investing in education, they were investing in future consumers.
pretty disgusting, but hey maybe this is the future
Its just how it works. Pretty pictures with moving bright colours and lights.
Yes, the baby did realize that touching it did stuff, but it wasn't much different from when we realized that pushing that button on the tv turned it on.
And then sat down to watch the cartoons.
At least that baby is moving its arms
There is a good chance the parents grew up on Reader Rabbit or some other similar learning software. I'll bet many Gurus here had some Reader Rabbit in their tender years.
This is the next gen of Reader Rabbit.
I think that the part about magazines being broken iPads is only somewhat true. In a way, when she grows up, she will have some kind of weird feeling about magazines. That said, it doesn't mean she won't be able to use them.
In short, I think there's a slight exaggeration at the end of this video.
have you guys heard about those studies claiming exposure to tv and computer screens etc at a young age (i forget the specific demographic) disrupted critical mental development in some capacity due to the malleable nature of the infantile human brain? i cant cite sources as it was quite a time ago...honestly it sounded legit. if its true, these parents are basically just screwing with their child and laughing about it...heh heh, society sucks etc
"For my one year old daughter, a magazine is an iPad that does not work.
It will remain so for her whole life.
Steve Jobs has coded a part of her OS."
HAS HE??..no, you have you dumb s***.
(Well that's what i would say if they were listening.
Just wait until vocal recognition becomes the norm...
Computer? Helllooo Computer?
i dont see the big deal...other than a cute baby thinking a magazine is an ipad.
The way the world is now, growing up playing with coloured toys is not going to improve your chances of getting a successful career running when you grow up.
Learning how to use a touchscreen device, while still being fun for the child is a much more productive way to educate them while they enjoy pressing on pictures on the screen.
You think that kid is gonna grow up as a junky blaming the world for its problems and under therapy break down and confess it all began with its parents giving it an iPad to play with instead of a soft teddy bear ?