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Thursday, April 24, 2008
Ageist Child-Tormenting Device Comes to America
CNN (via BoingBoing) reports that the Mosquito Device has come to America. The device emits a shrill shriek that can only be heard by youngsters. I've heard the sound - I'm at the upper end of the age spectrum for this particular frequency (there are more powerful variations), but it was pretty annoying. It gets in your inner ear like Tinnitus and gets terribly obnoxious after a few minutes.
Naturally, I don't condone vandalism in any form, even against crusty old ignorant ageist shopowners. On an unrelated note, look at the large variety of baseball bats available for online purchase! Some of them look pretty sturdy!
Related link (Feb 22) where I discuss the device