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nettime's_secret_santa on Mon, 16 Dec 2002 17:11:43 +0100 (CET)


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Gita Hashemi <gita {AT} ping.ca>
     the perfect christmas gift for that patriotic 5 year old on your list
"ben moretti" <bmoretti {AT} chariot.net.au>
     Re: <nettime> some technology that I could use in my life
"Hash" <hash {AT} imakecontent.com>
     RE: <nettime> some technology that I could use in my life

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Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 14:48:16 -0500
From: Gita Hashemi <gita {AT} ping.ca>
Subject: the perfect christmas gift for that patriotic 5 year old on your list

http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/Products.asp?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=05b5baa&;

Forward Command Post
$44.99
Take command of your soldiers from
this fully outfitted battle zone. 75-piece
set includes one 11?"H figurine in
military combat gear, toy weapons,
American flag, chairs and more.
Assembled dimensions; 32x16x32"H.
Plastic. 10 lbs. Ages 5 and up.

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From: "ben moretti" <bmoretti {AT} chariot.net.au>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 09:02:42 +1050
Subject: Re: <nettime> some technology that I could use in my life

Steve Cisler wrote:

>-parrot that echos your words. The store model did not 
>work, so I could not test it for its ability to filter, 
>but with a time delay on the echo, that could be a lot 
>of fun.

perhaps i could order one of these for john howard (the australian prime
minister) - he could incorporate it into the government's foreign policy
apparatus and go on holidays. it would save the pretense of developing opinions
separate from the us government. //b

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From: "Hash" <hash {AT} imakecontent.com>
Subject: RE: <nettime> some technology that I could use in my life
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:37:58 -0000

Capitalism for beginners?

Educational tech toys are high on parents' to buy lists this Christmas,
according to Wired's Leander Kahney:
http://www.wired.com/news/holidays/0,1882,56800,00.html

A big hit with her two year old is the Pretend and Learn Shopping Cart:
http://www.leapfrog.com/products/prdt_leapfrog.jhtml?id=learnshoppingcart

'Well-made and sturdy, the supermarket trolley comes with a variety of
plastic food items -- bananas, packets of cereal -- that can be scanned with
a handheld scanner attached to the cart. Pass an item in front of the
scanner, and the cart speaks its name and the number of items. Scan the item
again, and the cart speaks its color, the food group and its nutritional
benefit.

'Aimed at preschoolers, the cart is billed as teaching numbers, counting,
quantities and simple food facts. . .

'Lyle preferred the exploratory mode and its free-form play. The game mode,
when asked to find certain items, was not altogether successful. Lyle had no
trouble finding the first item asked for but lost interest before finding
the second one, preferring to scan items at random.'

Hash
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[mailto:nettime-l-request {AT} bbs.thing.net]On Behalf Of Steve Cisler
sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 3:07 PM
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subject: Re: <nettime> some technology that I could use in my life


  Bill Spornitz wrote about  some devices or interfaces he'd like.

Paul Saffo of the Institute for the Future has said (in so many words),
"If you want to see the future, look under the Christmas tree."
Companies will use new technology to make low-cost devices aimed at
children. Then, other versions may enter the mainstream market for adults.

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