I was reading a friend's blog and noticed Marta commenting on game console energy use.
Part of it was a surprise - the Swedish discussion on jungle gyms vs playing in the forest. In NJ the average kid is tightly scheduled and hyperprotected to the point where it is hard to image kids playing in the forest.
I'm a strong believer in free range kids -- at least some of the time. Kids need to be outside playing and discovering nature. The Swedish argument is a much better argument than wondering if a Wii is better than a PS3 ... grumble.
The concept of a kid playing in the forest would make a helicopter mom's head explode -- probably not a bad thing.