Saturday, June 14, 2008

Alice The Geek

Whenever Victoria or I were using our PC Alice was always there asking to sit on our knee, look at pictures (generally of her!!) play Flight Simulator (I kid you not) and generally stopping us from getting things done.

So, as we had an old laptop lying around we thought we would give it to Alice. As she would struggle with a track pad we bought her a Microsoft laptop mouse (the are small for her little hands) and set her up in the dining room.

As you can see from the picture here she happily sits and surfs the net all by herself. She is really good at it. As long as you log her on she will fire up IE, open her favourites and select the CBeeBies website. She will then play all the games and watch her favourite shows. Her only obstacle is that she can't read!

Giving her a PC at the age of 3 may be a bit much but she is really good at using it. I even caught her using the track pad the other day. I asked her how she knew how to use it and she said she had seen me use it on my laptop. Amazing! In my opinion these skills can't come early enough. It will surely not be long before I can teach her to build PC's and pay her extra pocket money to manage my domain at home!!

It's also nice to see that she is growing up to be a geek, just like her daddy. :-)

4 comments:

Tony Ruscoe said...

She is really good at it. As long as you log her on she will fire up IE...

GEEK FAIL! Where's Firefox?!

Christian Briddon said...

LOL! She is only 3! Firefox comes later!

Tracy said...

you need to get her a Mac

Christian Briddon said...

How dare you suggest a mac for my daughter!!! They are not for proper geeks. They are for nerds who think they are clever for being different!

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