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Steve Jobs and Parenting Advice

Several months ago, articles began circulating the internet about how Steve Jobs strictly limited his children’s access to technology in the form of iPads, iPhones, and computers in general. 357 more words


#TBT Favorite Toys from The 80's

Happy Throw Back Thursday! For the next month, I’m going to dig into my hazy memory over my last thirty (cough, cough) something years and pull out some pretty awesome Generation X memorabilia for #TBT. 663 more words


Speak & Spell

Any child of the 1980’s will remember Texas Instruments Speak & Spell, the talking toy that made learning advanced word spelling fun. This is a braille edition that came out in the mid-80’s, (mostly) complete-in-box (it’s missing the pack-in cartridge.) 124 more words

Released In The 80's

The veiled menace of consumer technology

If anyone ever comes up to you at a party and says, “There is more computing power in my smartphone than there was in the Apollo space program,”  just reply, “What do you want me to do about it?” 475 more words

The Pet Peeve Petting Zoo

Want What You've Got! (antidisestablishmentarianism)

My brother was very young when he mastered the Speak & Spell.

I don’t mean that he learned how to use it... I mean that he knew how to spell every word the red box could pronounce. 655 more words

Want What You've Got - Lent 2013

Yeasayer - Reagan's Skeleton (single) (Secretly Canadian)

“Reagan’s Skeleton” is the new single lifted off Yeasayer’s brilliant third album ‘Fragrant World’, which was released back in August.

While the Brooklyn trio’s danceable disco grooves are firmly intact, “Reagan’s Skeleton” is a moody synth-pop number that recalls… 109 more words