Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The sport of politics

When it comes to easy sports there is little easier sport than politics.

A world class tennis player has to dedicate her life from an early age to training and fitness. She has to give up a lot of her childhood and maintain a passion that must be strained more often than not.

By comparison those that want notoriety the easy way just have to turn up and make a racket (not racquet because that would be useful). It seems strange that all the evils of the world can be laid squarely at the feet of one young woman (she was obviously busier than I realised).

The protestors at the ASB tennis classic claim lofty ideals of fighting for freedom and justice. To me, though, they just seem to be interfering with young ladies.

Monday, January 4, 2010

What about the efficiency argument?

So now they're making cell phones for five year olds. Cutesy phones with restricted functionality and GPS tracking. Of course this sparks the traditional could we or should we debate among child development 'professionals' but what about the efficiency argument?

At least a child will be able to use their phone; and all of its features. Somewhat more efficient than letting someone have them who was born before 1965; but there is an efficiency leverage here. Not only will the littlies be able to operate their own phone but they will also be able to help Granny with hers. Truth be told some of them will even be able to help out poor old Dad.