By Bill Adler Jr.
"The key to knowing males is in knowing how they relate to their devices. simply because they might appear to express extra curiosity of their computers...or their distant controls...or their fancy watches or their energy mowers or their stereos...doesn't suggest that their toys are relatively crucial issues of their existence. In "Boys and Their Toys", bestselling writer invoice Adler, Jr. explains how males use toys to say their independence and freedom, relieve rigidity, hook up with their misplaced formative years, or even show their nurturing part (without having to confess it). Written in Adler's enjoyable, funny sort, the booklet finds how ladies can: find out how a man's curiosity specifically "toys" can be utilized to foretell his habit; recognize whilst a guy's ardour for instruments crosses the road into obsession and what to do approximately it; benefit from the human-gadget dating to enhance the human-human dating. clever and humorous, "Boys and Their Toys" is helping readers comprehend what makes their males tick...and develop nearer with them within the process."
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Kids (again, mostly younger people) seek out websites like MySpace because they’re fundamentally bored. Boredom shouldn’t be viewed in the negative way it’s often thought about: Boredom is a gap, a void, that people want to fill. Boredom leads to activity of some kind, and what that activity is can either be productive (engaging in conversations online, for instance) or unproductive (checking e-mail on your Treo every two minutes). Boredom is like a meteorological low-pressure system: If there’s something available to eliminate boredom, people will make use of it, be it MySpace or spell-checking while on the telephone.
Not all toys involve electronics, wires, lights, and batteries, and not all boys are keenly interested in playing with things that go blink in the night. There are a substantial number of boys who want a simpler life, who want nothing to do with making things for the sole purpose of disintegrating their younger sister when she illegally enters their room. These boys want to be cowboys. They have visions of themselves in the rustic vistas of the Old West, riding horses, capturing bad guys, winning the hearts of beautiful women (whatever that means to an eight-year-old), and taming the outdoors.
What does that mean? As my grandmother used to say: Oy vey! It means you have a complex character on your hands, one who can, in the vernacular of science-fiction authors, pursue one of several alternate futures. It doesn’t always go well, though, when it comes to gadgets. Although much of this book is meant to explain why gadgets are good for men and good for the relationships that men are *Leatherman tools are Swiss-Army-knife-like gadgets that tend to have more tools, such as pliers, and don’t break your fingernails while you’re getting the tools out.