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Musings on DVD Players in Cars

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Following is a column of mine that
was published in the Dallas Morning News on July 11, 2001. Replace the
word “VCR” with “DVD Player” and it’s still relevant.  Only now, things
have gotten worse.  People are popping in DVDs just to drive their kid
to the grocery store. Completely limits any family conversation that
could take place during that journey. And once your kids turn age 5,
the percentage of time they spend away from you (in school and other
activities ) is forever greater than the time they spend with you–
and, concurrently, a lot of the time you manage to have with them …