Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Tablet

We bought a tablet.  I am not exactly sure why we needed it.  I guess it's sort of an I-pad knockoff.  I don't get it though.  I don't know what it's purpose is.  So far it seems to be an over sized cell phone that lacks the calling function. 

I am notorious for my lack of new technology.  My cell phone was purchased at Target for $29.00 and I have the T-mobil pay as you go plan because I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I had a cell phone contract.  I think I would have a full blown panic attack if I paid $100 a month for cell service.  I pay that amount once a year and it lasts all year long.  I don't make a lot of phone calls and I only use the internet at home. 

Sometimes I feel like I don't get it.  I see people on their phones constantly and I always wonder what they're doing.   Are they talking or texting?  Are they playing some great game I've never heard of?  Are they using some great "app" I've never heard of?  I downloaded my first app today on that tablet.  I got Angry Birds.......because I've heard of it before.  I don't know what else I need.  I have no idea what is available or why I would need it.  I'm in over my head here.

I think I'm supposed to read books on it or watch movies on least I think that's what it's for.  But I read paper books and I would way rather watch a movie on my full size T.V.  I hope I figure this all out or I'm going to feel beyond stupid for purchasing it.  At least it was a great price.  My kids enjoyed playing Angry Birds for an hour while I cleaned out my closet.   Dave told me to watch a tutorial about it on, but I don't have the attention span for such tasks. 

If anyone knows what the benefit of having  a huge telephone that makes no phone calls is.....let me know.  I really do want to be in the know.


  1. sounds like you should donate it to someone less fortunate, as you don't need it, or know how to use it.

  2. I'm trying to learn what it's best used for. So far Angry Birds is a big hit!

  3. If you have wifi you can connect it to your home internet and allow the kids to go on age appropriate sites. Also, if you travel for holidays they are a life saver if the kids get bored of watching the portable DVD player in the vehicle. There are tons of childrens games you can download...matching games, different versions of angry birds, puzzles. They are great once you figure them out!