Ranger, playing a Nintendo DS (a handheld gaming system) remarked, “A DS is a type of a phone.”
“Not really,” I said. “You can’t call anybody on a DS.”
“Well, it’s just a plain phone.”
If you had told me during my childhood in the 80s that, in the twenty-first century, you couldn’t tell the difference between a telephone and a gaming system…
… Hang on, what’s a gaming system?
….It’s like a computer. That you can hold in your hand and play games. It’s got way better graphics than even your beloved Amiga computer…
… So when I’m grown up, I’ll have a cordless phone and it’s like a little computer?
… Yes. You’ll play games on it, mostly. You can also type messages back and forth to each other. Most people use it to hang out on a communal website…
… A what?
… Um, everybody can see each other on their computers. I mean, not in person; just text and pictures and videos that you upload. Mostly of cats. Haha, sorry, cat videos are kind of a joke…
… Oh my gosh. Do the Russians know about this?
… THE RUSSIANS! They’ll spy on us! They’re going to bomb us!
… I think we’ve had enough fun discussion for today. Just go play with your Lite-Brite, watch the sky for nuclear missiles, and dream about flying cars.