It doesn’t pay to underestimate the kids

The children are our future (and we should be very afraid!)
The children are our future (and we should be very afraid!)

From Luke Wroblewski on Twitter:

My 17 month old son can start the iPad, unlock it, find (by navigating 3 screens) and run his favorite app: Dr. Seuss ABC.

When our wonderful son was about that age, he could turn on TVs at stranger’s houses; he’d figured out that it was the rightmost button (a pattern I’d never noticed).

The adaptability of young folks to what us oldies see as new and often confusing (or downright terrifying) circumstances may be the only thing that allows us to pull out of the many tailspins we’ve initiated. So when some politician babbles on about how “the children are our future”, see if their track record backs that up, and hold their feet to the fire if it doesn’t.

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Never were truer words spoken

Most of you have probably already seen this, but it’s just so fun that I felt that I had to give it a plug. Also, posting this proves that I’m alive without actually requiring much mental function.

And remember…

Don’t talk back to Darth Vader – he’ll getcha!

Actually, I love the this as an example of how kids see the world. Great stuff.

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