Oh ! You Beautiful Doll !

From: Barry A. Watzman <Watzman_at_ibm.net>
Date: Thu Dec 10 21:54:17 1998

OK, talking about Actimates Barney opens the door to this one, which is otherwise more than a bit off topic:

Does anyone know how flexible the vocabulary is for Talk With Me Barbie ?

[Now I'm never going to be able to show my face in this group again].

I could do some amusing and humorous [NOT Perverted !!!] things with it at work if I could create my own phrases for the doll to say [ok, so I could do some perverted things also, but that's NOT what I had in mind !].

Apparently the toy was not successful and they are being liquidated for as little as $10-$15.

Barry Watzman

From: Hans Franke [SMTP:Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 1998 5:05 PM
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Subject: Re: OT: Re: The Purple One (was Modem tones over television or radio)

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From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_freegate.com>
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Subject: OT: Re: The Purple One (was Modem tones over television or

> Lots of people in the states sell them, its called the "Actimates" Barney.
> As I understood it the toy "saw" signals in the form of IR coded pulses in
> the video and responded appropriately. There are a couple of groups on the
> net who have hacked the toy to give the dinosaur an extended, if somewhat
> less refined, vocabulary.

Any URL ? I did a quick search, but only comercial sites (like MS:
http://microsoft.com./products/hardware/actimates/barney/default.htm )
showed up - and I got a strange feeling reading about what this
toy is intended to do:

See what your child can learn with Actimates Barney!

Good Citizenship
Following Directions

Brrrrrrr.... Brave new world.


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 21:54:17 GMT

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