Son of Furby

By Janet Raloff, 10:24 AM May 30, 2008

Ten years ago, I was one of the many parents who stood in line to get the first wave of the first-generation Furbies, those computer-driven mechanical toys that could talk and offer rudimentary responses to children playing with them. Resembling little alien critters, Furbies had their charm. They also could annoy you – big time – as they mysteriously woke up without warning and started whoo-ing and talking. That’s why our family chose to quickly paralyze our little blue-eyed wonder (b...

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