Seen the latest idiotic toy from the thumb twitch crowd?
Sphero 2.0. A little robotic ball that runs around by itself.
You command it from your smart phone -- using your thumbs.
I am old enough to remember when balls exercised different parts of the body -- balls like the baseball, football, softball, basketball, medicine ball, volleyball, soccer ball, tennis ball, golf ball, handball-squash-racket ball, dodge ball, shot put, even the ping pong ball.
Now, the Sphero 2.0 Ball will be responsible only for muscular thumbs and premature arthritis in the hand.
Sure it is cute, for about five minutes.
A toy truck at least triggers the imagination for things that can be done in the real world.
What does Sphero 2.0 do? Make kids long for the 60s sci-fi/spy series “The Prisoner” that only a handful of Baby Boomers recall ever seeing?
Watch for Skynet next.