Until now, kids’ faith in technology has been unshakable. For kids who relegate DVDs and email to the realms of ‘old technology’ there have been a few shocks this spring. Firstly we had the suspension of the Playstation network and then this week, Disney apparently forgot to renew the Club Penguin url. This meant that kids were met with a picture of an old bloke playing golf instead of cyber seabirds. How analogue can it get!
I wonder what the uplift in computer mouse sales has been. Will parents replace the thousands that have been destroyed by the jabbing disbelief of the kids who don’t realise that ultimately it is fallible human beings (largely of their parents’ generation) who bring these technical wonders to life on a daily basis.