There was a time, not too long ago, when my laptop was my most important possession. I could not imagine my life without my laptop. Even my wife was not allowed to touch it for trivial reasons . My grandsons could get anything, almost anything that I could afford from me, but my laptop was sacrosanct . They did not even know that I had one! It was always hidden from them, kept in an indiscreet corner in a not so conspicuous laptop bag!
Nothing ever escapes their attention, but this none-too-impressive laptop bag was an exception!
Recently, I bought an iPad mini and pronto, things changed instantaneously.
The laptop became the property of the whole family. I boldly kept it on the table, expecting all and sundry to use it. No one was interested! Everybody in the family has a smartphone or a tablet. My wife’s PC tablet is always with my elder grandson and he does not even care to look at my laptop. My younger grandson has eyes only for his toys and does not even want to know anything about the black uninteresting object on the table ( of course, my laptop).
After nearly a month I used my laptop today to pay my credit card bill and I was happy!
Every time I ask my wife to use the laptop, she smiles and walks away without saying a word! My daughter needless to say, has no use for my laptop!
Is the laptop truly on its way out?
How times change!
Now I do not let anyone touch my iPad mini! But that is another story!