Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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In which the Internet is a superegg

Evidently a couple in Korea allowed their daughter to die of malnutrition and neglect, while they spent most of their time playing an online game ... about raising a child.

A superegg, by the way, is a fake egg designed to appeal to bird instincts more than a live egg.  Seabirds, for instance, prefer eggs that are big, pointy, and spotty.  If you give them a fake egg that is bigger, pointier, and spottier than their own ... they will push the live egg out of the nest and sit on the fake one.

I am creeped out by the Internet behaving like a superegg.  I'm sad for the baby girl.  On the other hoof, I am not sad to see those particular parents failing to procreate, and I hope they don't make any more copies of their uncompromisingly inferior genes.
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