on Aug 25, 2006
From Fox News: Some Playground Equipment Targeted by Child Safety Groups. Wherein we read some tofu brain saying:
Which makes it sound like our playgrounds are a crucible of rusty iron spikes, whirling blades, and Indiana Jones-style rolling boulder traps.
So playgrounds are now too dangerous. Riding bikes is too risky. TV rots their brain. Video games turn them into murderers. Sitting around all the time makes them obese. Clearly the only way to keep our kids safe is to place them into some sort of suspended animation until adulthood, when we can thaw them out and dress them in kevlar for a walk to the public library.
Just for the record: I saw this coming like Hally’s comet.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.