Baby's first cubicle: Most depressing toy ever?

If you make your kid think he can be president, he will grow up disappointed. Tell him he's headed for a life as an office drone and at least he'll be mentally prepared.

Young Explorer
Little Tikes

It's all about expectation management, you see. If you make your kid think he can be president, he will grow up disappointed. Tell him he's headed for a life as an office drone and at least he'll be mentally prepared.

For a mere $2,500, daddy's little office drone gets all of this from Little Tikes' Young Explorer kiddie workstation:

Furniture features:

• Flat desk area
• Left and right built-in mouse pads
• Bench seat that fits two children and offers storage inside for supplies
• Two locking cabinet doors
• Computer wiring stores safely inside ventilated cabinet
• Locking castors keep unit from rolling during use

Computer equipment features:

• Think Centre PC
• Internal DVD-ROM
• 1GB RAM (minimum)
• 160GB hard drive (minimum)
• 10/100 Ethernet
• Microsoft Windows
• Sound card and two external speakers
• Surge protector
• 19-inch wide-screen flat-panel LCD monitor
• Custom Little Tikes learning keyboard and tiny mouse (colors are subject to change without notice)
• Computer warranty: one-year parts and labor

Preloaded educational software:

• Millie's Math House
• Sammy's Science House
• Bailey's Book House
• Trudy's Time and Place
• Thinkin' Things

Boy, I really missed out on these 21st century toys when I was a kid!

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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