Sunday, June 14, 2009
All of these new communication tools like meebo, Twitter, & IM remind me of the time, years ago, when my son had a Tamagotchi digital pet which he carried around with him on a key chain. This "pet" was adorable but needed constant attention. If you did not give it food or affection, after a certain amount of time it would "die." This was quite distressing. So much so, that schools were forced to ban digital pets in the classroom, for obvious reasons. One day, I promised my son that I would take care of his Tamagotchi and brought it to work. Needless to say, I had to care for it all day long and worried that it would die on me. I did not get a lot of work done that day!