We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is fine for people with stupid children who can't figure out how to turn off their cell phones or block the chip.
Really, unless you are James Bond, what good does it do you anyway?! Can you print out the map and tell Joey that I see you were at Guido the Druggie's last night? He'll just say he lent Suzie his sweatshirt with the phone in the pocket...
If they are under 13 they shouldn't be out alone anyway except for mile or two strolls thru a home town where everybody knows them and will call their mom if they misbehave (all the freedom my young uns got). Think of all the neglectful parents who will use this as a rationalization for loosing elementary school age kids places where they, the parents, should be supervising them.
Think, for example, of how the mommies and nannies at playgrounds now spend all their time yakking on the cellphone instead of supervising them like benevolent deities or, my favorite, delighting their hearts by chasing them pretending to be Tyrannosaurus Rex. Technology is no substitute for a devotedly intrusive mommy.
I think the real market for this device is suspicious spouses who will be able to track straying mates.
I love your site, but your incorrect grammar (in this case) was like like fingernails on a chalk board to me. Your error was certainly not "apparent"; it was blatant. I am disappointed - especially given the climate/culture of your blog.
I apologize for my criticism. Poor grammar is a pet peeve of mine.
It is like I tell my daughters: "Don't say 'ain't', 'cause 'ain't' ain't a word!"
we like to use poor grammar ironically. we think it is cute. the news junkie likes "ain't."
trust me - we know the difference.
I should have said, please assume that "all of our errors are deliberate."
Now, where is my pencil at?