Between Hurricane Sandy, my parents' visit and my writing commitments else-site, I've not got time for decent writing here. Still, I'd like to plug this:
Roominate: the wired building toy for girls
This is a new toy, and I am dying for it to be a success. I've grumbled about gender bias in toys before, and though I wish this wasn't marketed exclusively to girls, it side-steps most of my issues. It's too old for my daughter (and my son), but this is the kind of thing I'd love for her to be playing with when she's older.
So I'm spreading the word, hoping that Roominate flourishes and also hoping that other toy manufacturers take notice!