Question of the Day: Is Taking Away Gadgets an Effective Form of Punishment? Here is a question for all the parents and troublemaking kids out there. Is taking away favorite gadgets an effective form of punishment? I ask because an amusing story about a stoner having his Xbox 360 confiscated by police today reminded me, in a strange sort of way, about the tragic story of a 15-year old who recently died after running away from home. That case also centered around the confiscation of an Xbox 360 . Obviously, the latter incident proves that this tactic can backfire in a big way—but again, in your experience, has it proven effective?

Results from "Do You Leave Your Game Console Running?" Yes 6% Yes, I leave it on standby 12% Yes, but I'm running Folding@Home 3% No 76% Other 2%