To understand why this is kind of a momentous moment in our household one has to understand that for the last 20 some years of my involvement with computers my wife, Kim, hasn’t wanted to touch even a keyboard. We have been together for 14 years this summer and she knew I was a computer geek from day one but it was never something she was interested in.
She has always been a supportive person when it comes to my computer life. From when I was programming and existing on coffee for days on end in order to meet deadlines to now with my career as a blogger. I have been incredibly lucky that way but through it all she has stood firm in her non-interest with computers.
So imagine my surprise a few months ago when she came to me and said she wanted to start using a computer. As I picked up my jaw from the floor she talked about learning more about law and health stuff (she was an HCA in a home for the elderly for years before injuring herself as well as the rest of her health problems).
After thinking on it for awhile I figured the best machine for her would be a laptop. This way she wouldn’t have to be stuck at a desk and would be more inclined to use it if she could do so where she is most comfortable. All that remained was actually buying one for her and getting it all setup.
Tie this in with Mother’s Day and a way to thank her for all her support over the years I picked her up a nice Dell Latitude (D610) and I am just finishing up getting everything installed.
Yes that is Windows 7 RC and it runs beautifully (no Aero) even on an older laptop.
I also bought her a domain and set her up with a blog (http://www.lifeaccordingtokim.com) as part of the gift. I’m not sure how long it will be before she actually starts posting anything but given that she even has a computer I wouldn’t be surprised by anything she does now.
This is going to be so interesting
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