Friday, August 7, 2009

Playground Fun

I occasionally read trade journals online and have a favorite columnist or two that I follow. Dr. Howard Johnson is one of them. He has a knack for explaining complex phenomena in ways that make the relationships intuitive. In a recent column, Dangerous Games, he decried the “lawyers and politically correct parents” who have ruined kids’ playgrounds. (Yes, Dr. Johnson often gets a little off topic for an electrical engineering design magazine, but that’s one of the things that makes his column interesting.) He ended with a quote I found funny enough to pass along:
People who spend their formative years huddled in the library searching for loopholes in the physical-education requirements for junior-high graduation should not design playgrounds.
Here's hoping that the PC wimpification of the world doesn't get too much worse.

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