Home Alone: One of the First Decisions This Blended Family Made Was: to Each His Own Computer

“Fred and Tiffany quickly came to one of their first decisions as a couple. It was about computers: Sharing was not going to work. Each one of the four children would get his or her own machine. It wasn’t a choice they made lightly….The cost, some $800 per computer, seemed like a reasonable investment for peace within the family.” Ariana Eunjung ChaHome Alone: One of the First Decisions This Blended Family Made Was: to Each His Own Computer (WashPost — Will Expire)

In high school I pitied a friend of mine whose parents limited her to 15 minutes of telephone conversation per day. “Why don’t you get another phone?” She would only smile brightly sweetly like a good little Catholic school girl and say, “Train the teenager, not the technology,” or something like that.

Last I heard, she had run away from home to be a roadie for a heavy metal Christian band.