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Tue May 29, 2012, 08:17 AM

21st century playground (cartoon)





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Reply 21st century playground (cartoon) (Original post)
marmar May 2012 OP
Plucketeer May 2012 #1
marmar May 2012 #2
Tikki May 2012 #3
Plucketeer May 2012 #4
DavidDvorkin May 2012 #5
Odin2005 May 2012 #6

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. It would be interesting

to compile an accurate account of how many accidents (and not just while driving) that texting is a catalyst for. Things like walking into an open manhole!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #1)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:01 AM

2. I've seen more than a few people walk into light poles or store mannequins while texting.

nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:11 AM

3. Well, it certainly could be, in that picture, the parents that show up at School...

to drop off kids in the AM or pick up their student or attend a child's function at school.

I worked at a preschool where parents were asked to come ever so often and help at their child's
class recess.
It broke my heart to see a little child standing next to a parent on the playground waiting for
the parent to get off the phone and play with him/her; sometimes standing there all recess.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #3)

Tue May 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

4. I keep thinking of Dick Tracy

that old comic strip detective. Remember his "two-way wrist radio"??? And we all thought : How cool would THAT be, eh???? Well, we've leap-frogged that simple technology and it's NOT cool.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 12:28 PM

5. Why, when I was a boy ...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 01:37 PM

6. That toon is BS!

When I see kids at the playground it pretty much like how it has always been. I don't see them texting, and I'm sure none of them have a cell phone.

This is just old folks throwing a "kids these days" fit.

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