Keeping Child’s Mind

Mark Pilgrim: There is a concept in Zen Buddhism called “keeping child’s mind”. It means… well, it means many things, as all things in Zen do, but its meaning was never so clear to me as the other night. I watched the tape and thought about Disney-the-corporation and their lobbying efforts to extend the copyright on Mickey Mouse. Reminds of David’s assessment of Barney. The gist was that Barney reminded him of a cult leader: “I love you, children. Barney loves you!”

I dunno. Sure is a lot of crap around. As far as kids’ TV goes, however, I must give credit where it’s due. There are some excellent shows. One is Blue’s Clues. Another is Bear in the Big Blue House. And I love Rolie Polie Olie.

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