Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Times have changed

Soviet Student, 1958

My middle school son brought home a stack of papers to sign last night, one of which was titled Cell Phone, Electronic Device, and Network Policy:

Personal electronic devices may only be used for academic purposes under the supervision of the classroom teacher. These devices include, but are not limited to laptops, tablets, video recorders, iPods, mp3 players, digital cameras and gaming devices.

What cracks me up is the phrase not limited to.

Because for all we know, these kids are going to be asking for chips in their brains one of these days.

I know I date myself when I remember yoyos and Wacky Packs being banned from school because things were getting out of hand.


  1. Talk about dating oneself..I remember when we boys had to wear ties to school, patent leather shoes were a no-no and women's pants weren't invented....sheeesh!

  2. I remember the Wacky Pack scandals as well. We still do ban Pokemon cards and silly bands...

  3. And chewing gum. Oh god. No wonder I chew so much gum.



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