Kids in the 1990s (as well as Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom nowadays) learned to babysit and train a digital egg via this odd little technical toy. This may just be the first device that caused us to check it on the regular. In a way, it was the precursor
for all of our smartphones. So, if you have a problem with that, you may want to focus your anger on the Tamagotchi.
Kids would wait for their Tamagotchi-esque app to remind them to feed and water their egg, as well as care for it in various other ways as it hatched and grew. So, this toy did, in a way, teach kids some sort of responsibility.