Tech Savvy or Out of Touch

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Tech Savvy or Out of Touch

Keith Watterton

English 111
Professor D. Domi.
15 September 2010
Keith Watterton
Professor D. Domi
15 September 2010

Tech Savvy or Out of Touch
I was at Best Buy to buy a new laptop for school; the store was busy that day. I headed over to the computer section the line at the geek squad desk was about twenty-deep, and all of the blue shirts walked heads down with a purpose, because they were helping other customers. All around boxes were flying out the cages; I wandered if they had the same purpose as me. I wasn’t sure where to start so I went over by the Macs just to look at the ipads and see what else they had; after looking at the prices I moved on quickly.

Feeling more at home in the pc area I begin my regimen of breaking down the laptops. I would look at where they put the usb ports, and the layout of the keyboard and mouse. I would then note the processor speed and memory as I closed the screen and would lift it to check the weight and sturdiness. Setting it back down I would check the screen lock and open it backup. I provably checked half a dozen in this form, until I came to one that really intrigued me.

I looked at this ipad thin Sony laptop the screen was smaller than the base so when it opened up the bottom acted as a stand to put the computer at an angle. I followed my standard procedure to check it out, but when I went to open the screen back up I could not find the latch. I begin to have a Zoolander moment with this computer short of dancing around it and poking it with a stick. I leave it in its closed state and look at the laptop beside it.

This was a move of reassurance, because I didn’t want to be the only one that could not open this thing. Finally after a few moments of acting as if I was interested in this laptop; a guy walks up as if her were Ben Heck, he tries the same things I have already. He then looked at me, and I act as if I have never seen this laptop before; I shrugged...
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