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Yesterday, I saw a commercial on TV for this:chairIt’s called the Fisher Price Laugh And Learn Smart Stages chair

Is it just me? or is anybody else really bothered by the fact that there is now a toy for toddlers that teaches them to sit in a chair and press numbers on a TV remote?  They even admit that’s what it’s for.  To quote them, ” Busy activities like turning the book pages, pressing the remote control buttons . . .”   I suppose I should be slightly mollified that “turning pages in a book” is one of the sedentary activities it promotes, but somehow, I’m just deeply disturbed by the whole concept.

O tempora o mores . . .

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