This morning on TVNZ, the breakfast show featured Lego Robotics. For a mere $500, you get the combined versatility of lego building systems with an intelligent microcomputer featuring a 32 bit microprocessor, a large matrix display, 4 input and 3 output ports, and Bluetooth and USB communication link. Three interactive servo motors, an ultrasonic sensor, two touch sensors and a colour sensor are included, in case you feel your child is not nerdy enough.
Lego has evidently come a long way from the time when anything other than an eight pin building block in one of the primary colours was considered innovative.
Her Goatiness: I don’t understand why children need all this stuff these days. When MY kids were little, they were quite happy with a stick and a box covered in mud. You didn’t have to spend $500 on presents. You could wrap up a rock; kept them occupied all day. I remember when Andy got a little tool set *sigh!* He sawed the leg off his high chair.
Let that be a lesson to us all. Husband did not spring into this world fully formed as an agent of destruction. No, the seeds were sown long ago.
Now it is I who reap the rewards.
Mwah hah hah! HAH HAHAHAAAARGH!