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It's Never Too Early To Get Your Child Their First Cubicle

submitted on April 14, 2010 by WhattaDealBlog in "Products / Gadgets"
http://www.littletikes.com/toy.....lorer.aspx



Furniture features:
o Flat desk area
o Left and Right built-in mouse pads
o Bench seat that fits two children and offers storage inside for supplies
o Two locking cabinet doors
o Computer wiring stores safely inside ventilated cabinet.
o Locking castors keep unit from rolling during use.

Computer equipment features:
o Think Centre PC
o Internal DVD-ROM
o 1GB RAM (minimum)
o 160GB Hard Drive (minimum)
o 10/100 Ethernet
o Microsoft® Windows
o Sound Card and 2 External Speakers
o Surge protector
o 19" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor
o Custom Little Tikes Learning keyboard and Tiny Mouse (colors are subject to change without notice)
* Computer Warranty: 1-year parts and labor.

Pre-loaded educational software:
o Millie's Math House®
o Sammy's Science House®
o Bailey's Book House®
o Trudy's Time and Place®
o Thinkin' Things®

If you have a child, you want him or her to be prepared for the future. So why not begin their dreary cubicle farm confinement before they even learn how to read? That's what the Little Tykes Young Explorer does, combining a home cubicle and child-sized seating with a computer loaded with kid-friendly software, all at a rather inflated price. Which is a lot like real office furniture, come to think of it.


Quote from Consumerist http://consumerist.com/2010/04.....bicle.html
        

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  • 59181
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 14, 2010
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    How often do the tags "Kids" and "office" get used together?
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on April 15, 2010
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      This must be a first for those tags together!
      Reminds me of the "Bring You Kid to Work" days when the boss used to bring his kid and let him run the copy machine all day making everyone's copies. That kid was actually a big help!
      Then they added "Bring Your Dog to Work" days, but those guys just took a nap.
  • 59186
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on April 14, 2010
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    Let the indoctrination and dehumanization begin early!

    To bad it does not include a red play stapler. Big Grin
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 14, 2010
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      I believe you have my stapler...
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on April 15, 2010
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      Love this movie. One of my all time favorites! Favorite quote:

      Bob Slydell: You see, what we're actually trying to do here is, we're trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work... so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
      Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
      Bob Slydell: Great.
      Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh heh - and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.
      Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
      Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 15, 2010
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      Sounds like my typical morning. Then I pay a visit to Buxr after getting some coffee. Smile
  • 59211
    honesta
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    Posted by honesta on April 15, 2010
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    We need a coffee machine
  • 59244
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 15, 2010
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    Steep price for that thing even though it's cute. "The Young Explorer costs $2,599."

    I just let the little guy sit at our computer desk in the kitchen and go to town and sometimes bring him into the office to transcribe some dictation for me -just kidding.

    He seems to know the difference already between the toy gadgets and the real thing and will always go after the real phones instead of his play phone. So I just let him play on the kitchen computer while running a kid-friendly version of Linux (Qimo). He's a bit to young to know what he's doing, but he has a lot of fun anyway.
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 15, 2010
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      Expensive? HA! Just think of all the TPS reports your little guy could be churning out while secretly hating your guts.

      You can't put a price on that, unless you are middle management anyways.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on April 15, 2010
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      Don't forget the oversize shipping charge of $95, but at least there's a free shipping code for this (FRSH0322)....if you order by 5/31/10, that is. Razz
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 15, 2010
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      I already receive TPS (thoroughly poo soiled) reports from him already in diaper form.
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 15, 2010
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      I always wondered what TPS stood for now I know!
  • 59306
    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on April 15, 2010
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    The first cubicle - $2,599.99, a matching keyboard - priceless! Mr Green

  • 59320
    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on April 15, 2010
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    Here's the same thing on a different page for $300 less. Still not a deal but a little better I guess. Confused
    http://www.littletikes.com/toy.....D=601491X1
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 15, 2010
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      Actually it appears to be the same product but without the learning software:

      o Millie's Math House®
      o Sammy's Science House®
      o Bailey's Book House®
      o Trudy's Time and Place®
      o Thinkin' Things®

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