Yesterday we had a DS party at home. The kids played together for a while with the same game (virtual world), and then they moved to hide and seek, traditional, right? Wrong! they were “connecting”, as Pablo, my 3-year old told me, and while in hiding, they were taunting each other through the pictochat of the DS. How cool is that?
*** /RANT/ *** The idea that computer games make people retarded is just silly. Computer games just amplify your natural tendencies. My kids and the neighbors’ are just plain normal, hence technology helps them. Retarded kids (and adults) will hide in their virtual world, the same way the alcoholic hides at the bottom of the bottle. “I am giving you lemons, do lemonade!”. “I don’t like lemonade…” – typically retarded. And who is to blame? Parents, definitely. Society? Society, when and while it counts it is restricted to the parents, and in second place, way back there, their school teachers. *** /END OF RANT/ ***
Sorry, lately, this rants come more often and I cannot stop them.