Yesterday I finally got a chance to play with the Inspiron unimpeded by the directions of a ten-year-old boy. The computer comes pre-loaded with a few different music choices, so I put on a little Debussy and looked through the photos that also come with the machine and are far more professional than anything I’ve ever managed to take in my life. (My current favorite photo is an extremely comely koala bear. You can practically smell the eucalyptus on his breath.) But while I was sitting around getting all multimedia with the thing, someone was feeling a little left out . . .
I explained to Peewee that the computer wasn’t hooked up to cable yet so I couldn’t put on Animal Planet for him.
I also explained that I would never, ever trade him in for a koala bear.
But still, you know, life without thumbs is hard.
Peewee, would you like to watch 30 Rock, too?
I left him there for a little while, as he seemed to be enjoying himself. When I came back I found he’d joined six different “Occupy Main Street” mailing lists, ordered a ten-pound bag of duck-and-sweet-potato treats, and started a blog. It turns out that with a touchscreen computer, you don’t need thumbs to do ANY of that.
Many, many, many thanks to Dell and Babble for providing me with a Dell Inspiron, and with another to give away to a reader! This post is part of my (4)-part series on how technology fits into my home/family life, sponsored by Dell. See my other posts, and posts from other writers, at the Dell Family Tech page.
About the giveaway: this giveaway will run until Friday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. EDT and is open to all U.S. residents. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Each reader has four (4) chances to win by leaving a separate comment on each of my Dell posts, and Dell posts by other bloggers participating in this campaign (you can find those posts at the Family Tech topics page). The chosen winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!