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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Kids These Days

Computer lingo permeates the vocabulary of today's children. My kids and their friends "X out" someone from their (non-computer) games for mis-behaving. They "delete" non-digital things -- "Delete the orcs from the woods, and pretend there are trolls instead." The other day, my six-year-old asked me if I had seen her "painting utilities." I finally figured out she meant her brushes and so on, by analogy with the utilities on our Macintosh.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:12 PM

    If ye want your fish and chips ye better not build this duck!

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  2. Aiy, laddy, ye are gettin' a bit too big for ye own briches, says I!

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