Tamagotchi

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Tamagotchi

[Japanese; cute little egg] space-age cyberpet; a solely electronic state; indigenous to Japan, appearing as an egg on a liquid-crystal screen. Life history, consisting of hatching, feeding, beeping when not fed, sleeping in 12 hour snatches, growing, dying prematurely if neglected, flying away, is completed usually in 2 weeks with maximum recorded life span 4 weeks. The low maintenance costs and brief life span appear to have been designed to suit society's average desired investment level and affection span for a house pet. An unfriendly addition to the veterinary profession's list of exotic companion animals.
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What type of toy was the Japanese Tamagochi, created in 1996?
Para Araceli (9 anos) uno de los favoritos es el tamagochi <<porque es como una amiga y me divierto con el>>.
Hace 6 anos Ernesto Munoz Stransky y su esposa Claudia de los Cobos --defenos de 42 y 38 anos de edad, respectivamente-- vieron a una nina que lloraba desconsolada porque se le habia roto su tamagochi, un juguete electronico japones que viene a ser una especie de "mascota virtual".
Tydi wyrion ddim yn cyfri' beth bynnag - mae bod yn daid a nain fel cael fersiwn dynol o Tamagochi.
What about the Tamagochi toy which generated empathetic responses from its human owners?
Similar to the innocent Japanese children's toy Tamagochi, users must feed, nurse and care for the computer image.