Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Scratch Paper and Scotch Tape

Once, I tried to make my Halloween costume out of scrap paper. I was probably about 8 years old. I spent hours—days!—cutting flowers out of my dad's discarded print-outs, and taping them together with scotch tape. It was going to be a dress! A pretty dress! I had a couple square feet of "fabric" finished before my mom pointed out that it usually rains on Halloween back home. Disappointment! Dejection!

However, the time I made a violin out of scrap paper (after seeing a real violin made on Reading Rainbow), turned out to be a total success. Hey. You win some, you lose some, right?

But okay. What I'm really getting at is that the Laptop Club of North Carolina wins. Forever. These 7-to-9-year-olds spontaneously decided to design "laptops" made out of construction paper. And play with them.

The buttons on these things just kill me—"private code" and "imediet buy"? THESE ARE MY PEOPLE.

I mean. Seriously.

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