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Nov 13

National Robot Games Cancelled

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The Canadian National Robot Games have been cancelled due to lack of interest.

CBC reports:

Steve Jones said attendance to this weekend’s competition, which was scheduled to take place in Toronto at the Ontario Science Centre, was going to be down to half its normal number.

“Kids aren’t interested what’s inside the robot, what’s inside the box, what’s inside the IT chip,” said Jones, who heads the Canadian National Robot Games.

“It’s very sad. That’s part of my frustration. I don’t know what it would take me now to spark that interest.”

Jones also said he believes children are now more interested in the instant gratification of playing with a new toy instead of building toys or models.

In other news, kids prefer cookies to¬†broccoli¬†and I still have no idea why children are allowed to decide what’s good for them.

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