Just shlumped down at the table late last night, procrastinating, and pressed a button – almost at random - on my Blackberry Playbook, only to discover… a kid!!! Elisheva has one too, and was sitting in the basement of her grandmother’s house in Calgary, chatting with her friends when I accidentally called her.
That is a very cool thing, and gives me a lot of hope for the future of communicating with my family. I totally love the Playbook, by the way. Mine is 16gb, an older model, which I bought “used” but never opened on Craigslist back in January. I wanted something super-portable that I could take with us on our pilot trip and beyond. It came with this nifty little case which a) protects it, and b) includes a stupid little Bluetooth keyboard that turns it into the World’s Tiniest and Stupidest-Keyboarded Laptop. I don’t use the keyboard much, though I did for emailing the family and my blog while we were in Israel.
It has WiFi and also built-in GPS, which I’ve been playing with a lot this week (mostly to discover that GPS is more or less useless without software, but anyway… still kind of cool in a geeky way).
Anyway, it was nice to see my kid.
Amazing how much you miss them after a couple of days away…