I’ve not bothered to post on much of the recent news surrounding internet-connected dolls, mainly because the news was all over the place and there really wasn’t anything to add. Then again, maybe there is something to add because the New York Times has a story up today (Link) on the “virtual Barbie” offering from Mattel. C|Net is carrying a story today on Webkinz (Link). And I figure it’s only a matter of days or weeks before we hear of an electronically-enhanced Neopet.
So. Anything to add?
Are the stories at least worth reading?
Not if you’re waiting to design your own Spore-critter, have it fabbed, stuff it with the hacked guts of a disemboweled Barbie, upload the image to the Barbie website, and dress it up in Paris Hilton-style clothing (but only while she’s off wearing an orange jumper and her clothes are available, of course).