Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day

Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator | 9/2/2013 | 81 comments

Brian Moore
Happy Labor Day from all of us at E2.

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nasimson   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/29/2013 9:35:31 AM
Re: To be fair...
@ Salik:

I gave my children the laptop, ipod & a tablet, to accelerate their learning. It got my children impatient & glued to screeens.

I have been advised to limit screen time. I am attempting that these days.

You might want to consult a development expert for your nephew.
nasimson   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/29/2013 9:31:05 AM
vacation where there is no ....
I prefer to go to vacations where there is no wifi, no internet access & also no cell phone signals.
Anand   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/23/2013 3:47:55 AM
RE: are we work or personal
I couldn't help but notice that the guy in the picture is struggling to multi task despite the fact that he is on vacation. This can therefore be viewed from two perspectives i.e. that technology has advanced so much that we are now able to carry it everywhere we go or the fact that people cannot keep their hands of technology even when they are supposed to. It is very evident that people no longer find activities such as sports entertaining hence resorting to the social media for fun. Anyway everybody has their right to choose the best ways they can use to spend their holidays.
Salik   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/12/2013 2:53:13 AM
Re: To be fair...
@Saad, there is no limit to the too young statement. I have a nephew who is a dexter with such gadgets. You give him iPad, he'd find his way to his favourite games, he uses it to take 'selfies' as well as to picture others. Guess what, he is just 2. What I believe is that he has recognised the icons, he knows how it works with a click and he can do it with any such interface. I personally think that he is underage with all these complex things, but now that he is addicted, there is none stopping him. He urges for it whenever he sees anyone use it. I think these gadgets should be kept away from all kids/children unless they are capable of knowing there exact usage.
Saad Nasir   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/11/2013 4:36:15 PM
Re: To be fair...
@Salik

We've all seen when parents just have to hand their tablets to their children just because they're throwing a tantrum and won't stop until they get what they want. Sometimes the parents are not to blame. For a child, anything that is bright or has vivid animations, is captivating and totally engrossing. Leading toys manufacturer Toys R Us has come up with the Nabeo 7 whose targeted audience is, you've guessed it, the younger generation. Nabeo 7 is one of many kid's based tablets that have been going around in the market and have been a huge hit. But that one questions still refuses to go away. How old should be a child before he/she be given a tablet to play with? Research shows that even toddlers are comfortable navigating their way through an iPad which really throws the back to square one. So I ask, how young is too young?
Saad Nasir   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/11/2013 4:23:44 PM
Re: To be fair...
@Qasim

I won't disagree with you. That is exactly the problem. Lay out a book and a tablet infront of a toddler and 9 times out of 10 the toddler will pick up the tablet and give it his/her whole undivided attention. Recently Hanna Rosin wrote an artice entitled 'The Touch-Screen Generation' which raised the same concerns you've highlighted but in a different light. According to Rosin, the excessive use of technology by young children is not harmful but it depends on who's using it. The author is of the opinion that a healthy diet be maintained, including a moderate use of technology, among other things.
Joe Stanganelli   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/11/2013 12:07:43 AM
Re: To be fair...
I'd much rather listen to someone's cell phone ring than the loud music so many restaurants play these days.
adil   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/10/2013 11:00:07 AM
Re: To be fair...
@Joe: rightly said, this kind of awareness cannot be injected into any human being. These are the ethics that needs to be transferred from the parents to their kids and the bad part is many parents are lacking it as well. I wish there would be any device in the restaurant which forcefully turns every customer's mobile on silent mode :).
Nomi   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/10/2013 8:21:08 AM
Re: To be fair...
@Qasim very nicely stated and valid point too. I feel that smart devices are important but not at the cost of education of ones child. These devices can wait but time once passed will only be repented. I believe parents are to act maturely and need to understand what is important at what time.
Susan Fourtané   Monday Comic: Happy Labor Day   9/10/2013 2:53:06 AM
Re: Very nice picture But ....
Qasim, 

" 8+8+8, It's ideal, but no way do i think that's it for real. "

Of couse not. That's what I was saying. :) Having a good sleep is also more important than doing other things in your free time. My hours sometimes have stretched to 16, so I know well what you mean. 

-SusanF
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