%u201CWe must not confuse dissent with disloyalty,%u201D he said, in 1954. %u201CWe must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law.
%u201CWe will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular.%u201D
We’ve seen our fair share of strange and / or gimmicky products around here, but the Babykeeper by Mommysentials has to be one of the creepiest. This contraption allows you to hang your six to eighteen month old infant on the door of a public toilet stall while you, um, do your business. Now we’re not questioning the safety of the device or the necessity of keeping an eye on your child at all times, but who in their right mind wants their little baby staring at them squatting over a dirty toilet, especially after they’ve dined at, say, Taco Bell. In the same way that its traumatizing for children to watch their parents engage in “adult activities” (or heaven forbid, be in the same bed), we can’t imagine that it’s psychologically healthy for Junior to get slung up on the back of a swinging door and be forced to watch Mommy heed nature’s call every time they’re out and about. The $60 Babykeeper may be the perfect solution for some, but we’ll stick to the tried-and-true methods of either holding it in or paying an honest-looking stranger to act as temporary babysitter every once in awhile (this last parenting tip was brought to you by BloggingBaby).
Edward Tufte has been described by The New York Times as “The Leonardo da Vinci of Data.” Since 1993, thousands have attended his day-long seminars on Information Design. That might sound like a dry subject, but with Tufte, information becomes art.
Good interview if you are not familiar with this master of presentation of data…
DateBocks – Intuitive Date Input Selection:
* You can easily change look of components. See datepicker’s sample.