My Toys Suck

Dave Cracked Up (Blog), Personal, Tech 1 Comment

… well, that’s what my son said in not so many words.

I just bought and am in the process of configuring and and setting up a Network Attached Storage device on our home network – copying files over, setting up backup programs to talk to it…

My son walks in and asks what I’m doing …

“Playing with my new toy” I tell him.

It’s black, it’s shiny, it’s got cool lights that are blinking.

He asks what it’s for and I try to explain that it’s so that we can keep our data in a centralized place AND have it on redundant/mirrored media.

Before I finish, I can see his eyes glazing over … his hope that it’s some sort of cool new Star Wars device from Toys R Us dashed to oblivion.

It’s then that I wonder … when did my toys start to adopt this … “boringness”? Maybe next time, I’ll bundle the optional lightsaber, holoprojector option with my electronic shopping cart…

Comments 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.