A couple weeks ago, the in-laws came through for a quick visit, and my MIL showed me her birthday present: An iPad. It was nice. Really nice. I liked it a lot. In fact, my first thought was "That would be perfect for the Goob."
Then I looked them up and saw the cost.
I didn't have a stroke. Quite.
So then, I started researching. Because I'm me, and it's what I do. Behold:
It does everything we wanted it to; the Goob can watch her school videos on it. That was a biggie. She just sat here for an hour like this:
She and the hub have been playing Angry Birds of all kinds like fiends. I've almost beaten Plants Vs. Zombies. Laying in bed watching TV shows on it is nice. And the other day, I ACTUALLY READ A BOOK ON IT.
It's an Android platform with full internet capability. Everyone: Speak to me of knitting apps.
Last week's rant on digital piracy got a lot more attention than I expected. Really, it was just a roar of frustration more than any sort of orderly discussion. I'll probably do a followup in the next couple days to try and state things more coherently, because obviously some folks didn't quite get it.
Oh, and the dude who compared digital piracy to rape? You're a flaming asshole. You missed COMPLETELY missed the point, but damn. You're an asshole.