"iPods and PlayStations are replacing pets"
Hal sent me the above link with the following comment:
"Time to come out with iMamasan. Remember the robot dog in Woody Allen's Sleeper?
Virtual pets I'm sure can simulate a "woof woof" here and a "meow,
meow" there, but certainly not be able to provide the emotional bond
which one develops with a pet."
Who needs emotional bonds when you can have a lot of cool, replaceable gadgets?