As a kid in the ’90s, I had tried to raise an original Tamagotchi, a handheld digital pet popular at the time. I didn’t do very well. I thought that it would be interesting to see what would happen if a 1996 Tamagotchi tried to live a modern life in 2014. Would I be a better parent to this pet as an adult rather than as a child?
I hatched my vintage Tamagotchi and took it around in my grown-up life, from home to the office to a work conference to parties, and kept track of it all on Twitter.
The experiment lasted less than two weeks when my Tamagotchi died.