Apple Adds Kids Section To App Store

Hopefully "Sprinkle Junior" is name, not an instruction.

Hopefully “Sprinkle Junior” is name, not an instruction.

Kids: Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re here to stay (unless they stop being born in some kind of Children of Men nightmare world). And one of the things we love and hate most about kids is that they are drawn to our iDevices like a hooker is drawn to dangerous situations.

Now, these monsters get their own section in the app store, which means that you should probably consider visiting the Restrictions section in your iPhone’s settings and switching off the store.

When I was a kid, children’s TV was limited to an hour or two per day, in the late afternoon. Newspapers had cartoons, but they were for adults, and there was of course no internet. The 1970s was a place for adults, not children. So I can understand the oasis of fun that this new kids’ section is going to be for children, placed as it is in the middle of the dessert of productivity and photo apps that is the App Store.

Then again, maybe the kids have been happy with the games sectional all along. Who knows? That would mean talking to a child, something which I’m not willing to do, even for my work.

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