My imaginary children aren't using your streaming service

by @edent | , , , | 10 comments | Read ~603 times.

Channel 4 Player asking me to confirm if I'm over 18.

Whenever I start up Netflix, I'm asked if I want to create an account for my children. I don't have children. I don't want children. I find most children annoying - not yours, obviously, yours are lovely. But I resent being asked every single time whether my imaginary kids want an account. It's just annoying.…

"Do you have kids?" - "Thankfully, no."

by @edent | , | Read ~824 times.

One of the hardest things to do is shut up someone who is well-meaning. I have a lovely colleague who, almost every time I see him, asks if I have kids. He's not malicious, just forgetful. If I say "no", I get "Well, plenty of time yet!" or "When you do..." or "Why not?" or…

ONS And Childfree Intentions

by @edent | , | 2 comments | Read ~388 times.

I've written before about the difference between a person being childless and being childfree. It is a simple matter of intention. Those who want children but don't have them are childless - whereas those with no desire to procreate are childfree. This is quite an important distinction - and yet it is almost completely absent…

You Are Not Stuck In Traffic

by @edent | , | 2 comments | Read ~157 times.

You are traffic Yes, it's a marketing slogan, but I think it illustrates the way we think of ourselves. Each of us is the star of our own show. However empathetic we are, we only see through our eyes. As the world hits 7 billion people, it's time to realise that there is not "an…