5.18.2009

Ball and chain to force children to study

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/5343111/Ball-and-chain-to-force-children-to-study.html
Ball and chain: Ball and chain to force children to study
Concerned mums and dads set the desired study time on the Study Ball and attach it to their child's ankle.
A red digital display counts down the "Study Time Left" and the device beeps and unlocks when the time expires.
The prison-style device weighs 9.5 kg (21 pounds), making it difficult to move while wearing it.
It cannot be locked for more than four hours[!!!] and comes with a safety key that allows the manacle to be opened at anytime.
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"Study Ball helps you study more and more efficiently." [Yep, this is exactly what we need now: an artifact that relates learning to being in jail! I'm I the only one that sees the twisted logic here?]
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