Friday, December 9, 2011
My 87 year-old father is more connected to technology than I am (age 58). I have been trying to persuade him for several years to get rid of his ancient IMac and get a laptop. When he was here visiting recently, my sister-in-law took him to Best Buy (or rather, he and my brother sat in the car while she ran in and got him an IPad) and sealed the deal. My sister was concerned he would have trouble once he got home, but so far, no worries. His built in camera allows him to Skype (everyone but me, since my laptop is almost as old as his old IMac) his kids and grandkids, while I am happy to browse the Internet.
To save money, I recently got rid of my cable (except for reception in order to keep the price down on my “bundled” services which include the Internet and phone) and went with Netflix streaming. I had it anyway, but use to watch on my computer. So I splurged and got a Blue ray dvd player (on sale) and am a happy camper.
Except now I want to Skype my niece and nephew, who are away at school. And another niece leaves for school next year. And of course, there’s my dad. So I ordered a camera for my laptop, cheap at $14.95. And more RAM, cheap at $35. Can’t get a new laptop for that, and I don’t need one anyway.
Posted by Sherri at 12:09 PM