Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Innovation #1: Pleo!


Ever since I was a small child, I’ve been fascinated by dinosaurs. When the other little girls were playing with Barbie, I was creating stories with my plastic dinosaurs (improbably, I had a duck-billed dinosaur happily married to a T-Rex!) I still have my plastic dinosaurs stashed away at the top of a closet.

So, of course, when the opportunity came around to own the closest thing we might have today to a living dinosaur, I jumped at the chance. No, I’m not talking about a large bird; I’m talking about an “original life form” called Pleo (http://www.pleoworld.com/). It’s actually a robotic dinosaur, a replica of a one-week old Camarasaurus, brought to us by UGOBE, the same people that gave us Furby some years ago.

My Pleo, named Petronius Camarasaurus, is due to arrive on December 7th. Apparently, I have about 45 minutes after charging my Pleo’s batteries to shape his personality. Daunting. But I’m up for the challenge.

Worse come to worse, if he turns out bad, I can reboot him and start again. Try doing that with a toddler!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Can't wait to see pictures of your pet dinosaur.

You can have real dinosaurs too:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/283215/

http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/uncle_milton/aquasaurs.cfm

Best,
Sam