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Very Funny, and Thought-Provoking
on 8 March 2011
I thought it was hilarious, and I'm off to read the author's other books!!
I also heard the tasters on Radio Four, and the deeply researched non-fiction side of the book was a surprise, but a good one - I'm self-employed, and my business markets to parents and teenagers, so now I am knowledgeable in the area of Digital Immigrants versus Digital Natives, I'm off to exploit that for my own business purposes - which probably wasn't what the author intended.
However, as a parent, I could see my three-year-old and fourteen-month-old already getting suckered in by technology - I noticed if the older one flops in front of the television for a while, she doesn't play with toys afterwards, but if she runs around in the playground for a while, she immediately starts playing with toys when she gets home - so I can already start making preventative measures before it gets to the author's situation. It's not Enid Blyton. It's just raising children who are active rather than passive.
I also enjoyed all the pithy remarks about a New Yorker living in Perth, Western Australia - but then I'm an Australian ex-pat who fled the country, so that's just me.....