So I get home for lunch and I notice my brand-new Motorola Droid is flashing a little red diode at me.
It says my battery has only 5 percent charge remaining.
I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately.
I could use a little help. And so could some others, I bet.
I’m already a believer in backing up computer files. My pictures, for instance. I have all my digital image files in at least three different places. All my music, too. (Although I do need to move one external drive out of my house, like to a drawer at work.)
Now we know what my mom says is the most significant technological advance in her lifetime: the washing machine.
I have observed the births of two human beings, and so I know that it's the mom who does the work, then and much of the time thereafter.
Several times a year, I take my mom to Indianapolis.
We talk about Dad and marvel at the things he did, how hard he worked and what a great guy he was. (There they are in the picture below. Dad died in 2007.) We talk about current events, about politics, about history, books, movies.
Which side of the fence are you on: Mac or PC?
Truth is, I didn’t need the laptop.
But I lowballed an offer on eBay and the guy said yes and next thing you know, I’ve got a tablet PC. A Pentium III, for goodness sake.
I’ve been putting my new Motorola Droid through its paces, and thought I would share some first impressions.