Start ‘Em Young (Baby Geeks)

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

The common cry among those concerned about violence in videogames and sex on the Internet seems to be: think of the children! Kids might be growing up fast these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re growing up bad; in fact, a lot of them are growing up to be geeks. Now with wifi-enabled cribs, babies can get a head start on their computer skill set. Plus with the mac vs. pc war still raging, we’ve got to get ‘em young.

[Sources: randyzhang, millan, grahamking, paulwatson, chimchim, t0msk, paulm, missty, caseyhelbling, zakwitnij]





29 Responses to Start ‘Em Young (Baby Geeks)

  1. Please remove the photo of my son as you never asked permission to use it here. Thank you.

    • Hi, Jen. We're happy to remove the picture, of course. However, be aware that you have release it under a Creative Commons license, available here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

      This license says that it is free for others to "to copy, distribute and transmit" as long as it is properly attributed. I see that you've put up the watermark and notice now, but that was not there yesterday. You may want to also place this single photograph under "all rights reserved" so that you don't run into this problem. (If you prefer to give permission individually, then you can still do that. If you don't release it under CC, you can put a note on it saying that if someone wants to use the photograph, to contact you for permission.)

      • I've changed my licensing settings as it must have been set up that way unintentionally on the uploader I was using. I guess I also assumed that it was common courtesy to contact the person whose pictures you are using for your own purposes as I have been asked many times for use of that particular photograph. Thank you for educating me in this… I will be more stringent in making sure I ask for you (anyone) to ask me first and to give credit.

    • Picture removed. Next time don't tag your picture using CC please :) All the picture we've posted here have been released under the creative common license.

  2. Please remove the photo of my son as you never asked permission to use it here. Thank you.

  3. Please remove the photo of my son as you never asked permission to use it here. Thank you.

    • Hi, Jen. We're happy to remove the picture, of course. However, be aware that you have release it under a Creative Commons license, available here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

      This license says that it is free for others to "to copy, distribute and transmit" as long as it is properly attributed. I see that you've put up the watermark and notice now, but that was not there yesterday. You may want to also place this single photograph under "all rights reserved" so that you don't run into this problem. (If you prefer to give permission individually, then you can still do that. If you don't release it under CC, you can put a note on it saying that if someone wants to use the photograph, to contact you for permission.)

      • I’ve changed my licensing settings as it must have been set up that way unintentionally on the uploader I was using. I guess I also assumed that it was common courtesy to contact the person whose pictures you are using for your own purposes as I have been asked many times for use of that particular photograph. Thank you for educating me in this… I will be more stringent in making sure I ask for you (anyone) to ask me first and to give credit.

    • Picture removed. Next time don’t tag your picture using CC please :) All the picture we’ve posted here have been released under the creative common license.

  4. Jennifer – I think you should read your Flickr Terms of Use more closely.

    As for the pics, I cant believe that people would let their child touch an Apple. Why pollute them with all that so young?

  5. Jennifer – I think you should read your Flickr Terms of Use more closely.

    As for the pics, I cant believe that people would let their child touch an Apple. Why pollute them with all that so young?

  6. Jennifer – I think you should read your Flickr Terms of Use more closely.

    As for the pics, I cant believe that people would let their child touch an Apple. Why pollute them with all that so young?

    • I vomited in my mouth when I saw a baby on that pasty white devil keyboard, what with their command keys and single button mice…

  7. honestly, if you don't want pictures of you or your family to be used publicly, don't put them on the internet… that's what photo albums are for. You're lucky you had this "problem" with a decent human being, if you had encountered someone who wanted to be a pain, they could have very easily denied your request since the original photo (according to the posts above) were under creative commons license. I'm just saying that you should either monitor your privacy setting more on your social networking sites, or just not put your "precious family photos" on the WORLD WIDE WEB. you could have ended up like this family http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_fe_st/u

  8. honestly, if you don't want pictures of you or your family to be used publicly, don't put them on the internet… that's what photo albums are for. You're lucky you had this "problem" with a decent human being, if you had encountered someone who wanted to be a pain, they could have very easily denied your request since the original photo (according to the posts above) were under creative commons license. I'm just saying that you should either monitor your privacy setting more on your social networking sites, or just not put your "precious family photos" on the WORLD WIDE WEB. you could have ended up like this family http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/ap_on_fe_st/u

  9. You people realize that small kids have a thin brain shell, meaning the radiation the TV and PC screen sends, can harm the little baby's head, or even kill a enormous amount of brain cells?

    This is fucking sick. You should all be shot, for stupefying your own children.

  10. I read somewhere that an unattached computer keyboard makes a great baby toy so if people are worried about computer and TV radiation hurting their children, but still want them to have a geeky start in life, you can find an old keyboard and give that to your baby to play with (just secure the cord to the back first).