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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Do you let your kid play with your iPhone?



iphone.jpgI finally succumbed and traded in my Blackberry for iPhone  and as you can expect have been having a blast downloading ridiculous apps. Someone actually spent a lot of time designing an elegant app of a coin that when I shake my phone or swipe with my finger sails in the air and lands with a clink on heads or tails. An app to flip a coin. Really?

It's no surprise my kids want to play with it too and I've let them play with it some, but I was poised like a baseball catcher when my 7 year old was fumbling with the Etch a Sketch app. So I was really surprised to read this story in the New York Times Style section on the toddler's latest toy craze: mom's iPhone.

Apple's genius is they make machines so simple that technophobes like me can use them. So it makes sense that toddlers would already be lapping me. But am I the only one who thinks it could be a very expensive lesson for mom if that thing goes bouncing across the kitchen floor?

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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[Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:57am]


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