The miserable social environment on Xbox Live is partly a product of that weird generational melting pot. And it's my fault, too. That 9-year-old kid you mentioned earlier complained to us, in his thick southern accent, that "a lot of people boot me"—that is, kick him out of their Rainbow Six games—"because I'm young and they make fun of my voice." I felt bad for him. Shortly thereafter, I started to find him annoyingly voluble and warned him to settle down. He turned off his mike. What was I saying about bullies?
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