March 16, 2006

Securing the Treehouse

In Children of 9/11, Children of technology, Grant McCracken LEAKS! his family's clubhouse security scheme to make a point about post 9/11 children.

Each of the kids has a password and security code. I don't know how many terrorists there are in my part of Connecticut but clearly the little shed is now secure. Relatively speaking. We could use a metal detector and a rent-a-cop but then the kids will have to start raising taxes, and no one around here wants that, believe me.

Now, it may be that this is the 21st century version of the those hand scrawled signs that have always appeared on tree houses and forts, the ones that read "keep out." (We adults couldn't help noticing that no one gave us passwords and security codes.) Maybe the kids were just building a boundary the way kids have always liked to do.

Hat-tip: Virginia Postrel

Posted by John Kranz at March 16, 2006 3:36 PM