I Got A New Toy!
The Bubblehead family finally entered the last half of the Naughties and got a laptop with wireless Internet access -- and a built-in webcam. Here's a picture of me blogging from my kitchen table:
In answer to CDR Salamander's earlier query, no, we did not go in the Apple direction; we got an HP Pavillion with Windows Vista. So far, I like it OK; it seems faster (but that might just be because we got 2 GB of RAM).
Next I have to go find some coffee shop and see if the 'net works from there, or if I have to do something with getting a Wi-fi ISP.