Which is all very interesting when you consider that Zoombinis was actually an adaptation of Tabletop, a data visualization tool developed in the early 1990s by Chris Hancock, one of Osterweil's colleagues at the Cambridge, Mass.-based non-profit Technical Education Research Centers (TERC). Hancock had also developed Tabletop Jr., a children's version, and soon he and Osterweil began playing with the idea of creating a database tool built around bits of data that kids could easily digest and manipulate, such as pizza toppings and facial and body features. They created a race of creatures called Snoids, with hundreds of possible variations.
@nessisonett I mean, you're saying that like Courage the Cowardly Dog didn't come out 24 years ago.16Ryan_AgainTue 24th Nov 2020
It’s tragic to me that kids today are forced to wear masks all day or only interact through screens and plastic cages, while being fed dystopian escapism like this... the psyche of many children in 2020 just can’t be good...17ZeeeusWed 25th Nov 2020Looks like CN Battle Crashers 2, hard pass
18GrizzledVeteranWed 25th Nov 2020@nessisonett Lol about kid's shows today. I couldn't agree more with your statements. My wife and I always joke about the shows we grew up on in the 80s being glorified commercials (Transformers) or propaganda of some kind (G.I. Joe). Outdated, potentially culturally insensitive, not inclusive/diverse by today's standards, etc. etc.
Then our sons (aged 7 and 9) discovered this show on Netflix and we burst out laughing. May as well make a "Walking Dead Jr." at this point.
191ofUsWed 7th Apr 2021Gaming addiction classified as disorder
Published2 January 20181nessisonettTue 24th Nov 2020
Christ, kids shows have gotten dark haven’t they?2StephenYap3Tue 24th Nov 2020