Toys R Screens
by Doc Searls Thursday, March 15, 2018

Most of the kids I see these days aren't playing with real toys. They're playing with glowing rectangles.

I know that's not the only thing that killed Toys R Us. Amazon was another reason. So was a massive debt load. 

But so too, I think, was the lost charm of the small Main Street toy store. Soon as real toys adapted to the Big Box habitat, they became dinosaurs.

Or so it felt to me the first time I took my now middle-aged kids to a Toys R Us. Hated it.

So I'm shedding no tears.