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Clarion-Ledger Looking for Techy Tots

Yes, folks, this seems to be a *real* request floating on Facebook for an upcoming, ahem, feature of babies who love their 'puters. Wait for it now:

I'm looking for babies who seem to be interested in technology for an upcoming feature story. Does your little one always want to play with your cell phone? Does she have a toy cell phone of her own? Is she interested in playing on the computer? Does she have her own kiddie version or other technological toys that are modeled after the real thing? Do you think little kids are more tech savvy now than we were as 2- and 3-year-olds?

We're looking for parents of technological tots for an upcoming Clarion-Ledger feature story, and we want to hear from you. If you have a baby or know of a little one who fits the bill, please e-mail me at [e-mail missing] or call 601-961-7034.

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115768
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Bump. I'm dying here. ;-D It's remarkable to see how the process of journalism works over at the big house.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-11-14T17:16:34-06:00
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115769
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Is she interested in playing on the computer? Are all babies girls? ;-)

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Todd Stauffer
Date
2007-11-14T17:18:13-06:00
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115770
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Apparently all editorialists and political writers are. ;-)

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-11-14T17:19:17-06:00
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115771
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I will say as an avid reader of two parents magazines (free with birth!), I will say I found it odd how all the stories spoke of "her" when talking about how to do certain thing with your baby. They'll slip a "he" in once in awhile; but, I think they use "her" as a standard. Maybe? Also, it is amazing when you see a baby pick up your cell phone, and say, "hello." Or not use his... no wait... "her" arms to hold the phone because the daycare teacher talks on an blackberry ear piece. Savvy indeed... technically, I can't say? But, it's cute as heck!

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pikersam
Date
2007-11-14T17:38:33-06:00
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115772
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Or not use his... no wait... "her" arms to hold the phone because the daycare teacher talks on an blackberry ear piece. Whoa. That's weird. I wouldn't have thought of that...the kid doesn't associate a phone with something you hold? Cool.

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Todd Stauffer
Date
2007-11-14T20:15:05-06:00
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115773
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It took me a few times to figure out why "she" was putting my cell phone on her shoulder trying to hold it to her ear without her hands. Then it dawned on me, that maybe her teacher has a blackberry ear piece. Yep she does. Tripped me out! Now she is more into how the phones works, its buttons, and a fascination with the voices mainly, over how its held. We also use these phones in so many ways they pick up that it is more than two holes you stick to your ear and mouth. I also think kids like buttons you can push. When you see the awe in their eyes of a cd player opening and closing, and then they go back and do it again the next day, it is pretty cool. Of course, I am thinking to myself... "Don't mess up the stereo system and please don't break the remote!!!"

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pikersam
Date
2007-11-14T21:23:56-06:00
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115774
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Ummmm, Pike......that's Bluetooth........not Blackberry. But we are following you anyway. LOL

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Birdseye
Date
2007-11-14T21:31:01-06:00
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115775
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I just hope they all learn "are" and "you" not "r" and "u"

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Birdseye
Date
2007-11-14T21:34:45-06:00
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115776
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Well, they might as start learning to text-message early so they're good at it by the time they start driving, being that Driving While Texting seems to be the latest idiocy.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-11-14T21:36:49-06:00
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115777
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Thanks for the correction... You are right. I'll submit it to LW immediately! ;-) Oh yeah, I forgot about the toy cell phone, and Elmo remote, and computer types of toys she has. You can tell it is all a bit over their head; but, it gets them into the groove of what types of things they will encounter. BTW: Did you know that Elmo was created by an African-American puppeteer from the outskirts of Baltimore? Pretty cool.

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pikersam
Date
2007-11-14T21:43:05-06:00
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115778
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Back to donna's original point, it is funny that they are fishing for story contacts through Facebook. Does that make it more techy? I am not a journalist, but my guess is that is not cool in the journo-world?

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pikersam
Date
2007-11-15T18:56:34-06:00
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115779
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My little girl, now 8, has always been techy. She knows her way around a computer, and knows how to use a cell phone and wants one. *gasp* She's loved her techonological gadgets since she was a wee little tyke. But share that with the CL? No way in heck.

Author
Lady Havoc
Date
2007-11-16T17:11:10-06:00

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