Friday, April 13, 2012

Philosophies on Debugging Your Baby: A Mash-Up

". . .apps designed to tally a baby's every blink and burp and sniffle, in hopes of charting his development over time. . .Total Baby, Baby Log, iBabyLog, Evoz, and the new Bedtime app from Johnson's Baby, as well as Web-based programs such as Trixie Tracker. . ."
"I was just guessing at numbers and figures/Pulling the puzzles apart/Questions of science, science and progress/Do not speak as loud as my heart"
". . . The apps greater innovation, however, has been in charting and analyzing children's data, in the process making parenthood a more quantifiable, science-based endeavor. Forthcoming versions . . . . allowing parents to compare their child with other children in great detail. . ."
"But tell me you love me, come back and haunt me/Oh and I rush to the start/Running in circles, chasing our tails/Coming back as we are"
". . . By gathering and sending recorded data . . . the monitor will free parents from the chore of logging data manually . . . It will be a way. . . 'to debug your baby for problems'"
"Nobody said it was easy/Nobody said it would be this hard/I'm going back to the start"
"The Data-Driven Parent" by Mya Frazier The Atlantic May 2012
"The Scientist" Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head 

1 comment:

  1. I never MANUALLY logged that info, let alone digitally track it. Heck, I didn't even keep a feed/diaper log when the girls were born. Just one more thing to make parents feel crazy.