Wow That is really mean . I didn't know that news critics could actually make those kind of comments , and say those kind of words. I think we all know they're wrong though. Tamagotchis are fun. These words sound like they're coming more from an angry teacher , rather than C-Net news Anyways , do you have a link? I'd like to check this out for myself
Created in 1996 by Aki Maita, Tamagotchi made manufacturer Bandai an absolute fortune. It was hugely successful and spawned countless clones. It was the must-have toy of its day. Why is it an example of terrible tech? Because it was intensely irritating.
You looked after a tiny pixellated cretin who, after eating a variety of oversized meals, left piles of dung in one corner of his screen, each as large as the creature it came from. Owners could then punish the little swine or feed it more food. It would also wake up at 7am demanding you clean the huge load it created while you were sleeping.
The little beggars disrupted classroom after classroom, caused fights in the playground and even spawned nanny services -- where unemployed housewives charged kids their pocket money to look after the useless b******* while their owners were at school.
Nothing this pointless should be spared the stinging lash of geek revisionism, regardless of its commercial success.*
This news story was posted by CNET News in 'Top ten terrible tech products'. I totally disagree with them. I am nso outraged!
Thanks for sharing , kinda