Saturday, May 2, 2015

What Do You Think?

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This child I saw at the Earth Day Festival looked barely older than Madeleine, my 20 month old granddaughter. He (I think) was deeply into a video game on a smart phone, thumbs flying all over the screen. I don't think this is a good idea. It blocks out social development. Besides, he didn't see the remarkable vulture with an attendant in front of us.

Change of theme tomorrow. The People's Joy Parade and Cinco de Mayo festival are today on Cherokee Street.

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11 comments:

s.c said...

I totally agree with you Bob. Still the way he is carrying his cap make me smile.

Julie said...

It is better than the way I grew up, glued to the television. TV requires a passiveinteraction. The viewer lacks any control. The viewer is simply an empty vessel. With a computer game, at least there is the appearance of an acyive interaction. He is required to make decisions, and sees the result of thoise decisions.

I acn't stand computer games either, especially the ones on phones, because phones are always in an adult pocket!

Luis Gomez said...

Bob, I am with you but it is what it is. Social development might become something different to what you and I know.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Waaaay to young Bob, quite sad really!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Especially when that magnificent creature was right there!

William Kendall said...

Much better to pay attention to that bird. What a magnificent animal.

cieldequimper said...

Please don't get me started on that kind of issue...

Saw some cool birds of prey on my trip. But no, I didn't hit all the highlights. I would really have liked to have a bit of time for Canyonlands and Canyons of the Ancients...

SARA MILLER said...

Times are changing. May be a new Aaron Swartz (RIP).

Stefan Jansson said...

Poor kid.

John said...

I remember being that age. Being in nature fascinated me, probably due to the movement. The only other thing that moved was television, but for that you had to stay inside. Print media was new, for the first time. Then it was replicated in the same fashion all too often. With that I grew bored. I could sit for hours watching the river roll by, or the bees in the flowers in the garden. There were always interesting narrations running in my head in accompaniment. It was delightful.

Halcyon said...

I agree... he's too young for screens. Or at least in this setting.