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Teach a Kid to Fish…

By Brian | March 19, 2007 | Share on Facebook

One of my rationales for buying a new PC was to give my son, Avery, our old PC. Well, thanks to some good, 24/7 tech support at Linksys, I finally got wireless connectivity in his room this weekend, and I’m pleased to report that the investment showed returns in the first 24 hours.

Avery’s school puts on a “Variety Show” each year, which consists of each class doing a dance routine to a recording of a (semi-)popular song. This year, Avery’s class is doing Dancing on the Ceiling, by Lionel Ritchie.

So after putting the Internet in his room on Saturday night, I’m sitting in my home office on Sunday morning, and suddenly the printer starts printing the lyrics to Dancing on the Ceiling. It seems my 6-year old typed “Dancing on the Ceiling lyrics” into the Google toolbar on his web browser, clicked on the first link, recognized the words, and clicked “Print.”

The Internet was born three days before I was, although I didn’t start using it until college. Today, my aptitude with it and related technologies not only enable me to make a living, but enhance the quality of my life in numerous ways.

Google was formed eight months before my son was born, and he’s learning to use it in the first grade. I can hardly imagine the benefits his aptitude with it and the related technologies to come will bring him as he grows up.

I am pretty sure, though, that they will be worth more than the price of a new PC in 2007.

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