Good morning Everyone!
Last night, Mark and I were researching an issue that required us to consult two different websites at the same time, so he pulled out his iPad and I pulled out mine and we began.
(Excuse me just a minute while I retrieve a stray handkerchief from No-no.)
While you may think two iPad’s in one family is excessive, that only begins the tally of the various computing electronic gizmos we have wandering around the house. In addition to the two iPad’s (2), we also have my trusty Acer (3), from which I write and find illustrations for my blogs and we have a Le Novo laptop (4) which we bought for Mark’s work three years ago that now we use for financial stuff, since his new job provided him with a laptop for his use. (5). His work laptop comes home every night in his briefcase and goes back to work in the briefcase in the morning.
My work computer (a Dell Inspiron) is a frequent but not permanent visitor at home, so I won’t include it in the tally. A defunct Hewlett-Packard laptop (6) roams around the old house at will – it was Mark’s work computer for about five years, until it caught a virus that we couldn’t cure. We have the HP NetBook (7) that was a Mother’s Day gift for me and which we now have passed down to Kayla.
In addition to the computers, we also have one iPhone (Mark’s)(8) and one smart phone (mine) (9), three Kindles (Kayla’s Kindle (10), my original Kindle (11) and my Kindle Fire (12) which Mark and Kayla gave me for Christmas last year) and one defunct Blackberry with no service that Kayla gets to use for her pretend cell phone. (13). I’m not entirely sure that we ever got rid of my first car phone, a bag phone that we got in the early 1990’s and which I used until 2001, but I better not count it since I haven’t visually verified its existence for a year or two.
That doesn’t even begin to count the various toys that Kayla has which have some variation of a computer chip in them, since as the Nintendo DS and her portable DVD player. (The portable DVD player was much cheaper than installing a DVD player in both cars and keeps her very entertained on long trips.) Nor does it include the biggest computing devices in our possession – our two cars. You’d be surprised (unless you’ve ever had to have work on one) how many parts of an automobile now require a working computer chip.
And of course, each electronic computing device comes complete with cords, charging cords, instructions and all other kinds of stuff that are just begging for me to lose them.
I guess the bright side to this embarrassment of riches is that we have the makings of our very own Cray computer should the world-as-we-know-it ever come to an end!
I think I need some more electronics…..
Have a good day everyone!