Two-fer Tuesdays started out so that I could highlight two articles I’ve found that are worth reading and commenting on. But they’re also another excuse for me to publish the picture of the Two-fer Toads again.
This week, a dad takes exception to a TechCrunch article stating that children who get computers in developing nations get worse grades in school, and there’s a bonsai pimping contest to find the greenest dad.
Dave Taylor, of Attachment Parenting blog, says Hey TechCrunch, Computers Do Not Produce Bad Grades:
“I’m aghast. Over on TechCrunch, a site known as much for its gossip-mongering as its tech reporting, John Biggs is reporting (sort of) on a study that he claims demonstrates children who get computers in developing nations get worse grades in school.
I’m a researcher and there are so many things wrong with John’s throwaway piece that my head is reeling…”
And over at Dad Blogs: Search for the Greenest Dad: $100 Amazon Shopping Spree
Evidently, reviewing a bonsai tree will qualify you for being considered in the greenest dad search… Oh yeah, and you need to be sure to:
“IN THE REVIEW, MENTION THE GREENEST THING THAT YOU DO IN YOUR LIFE, AS A FATHER, TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR YOUR KIDS AND THEIR GENERATION – RECYCLING, ORGANIC FOODS, ETC.” [sic]
The winner will get an Amazon gift card and be featured on Dad Blogs for a day, plus a virtual badge for your site.