Just to keep everybody up to date on the LS800 / Vista clean install quest – it didn’t happen.. I can’t find the power cable for my external USB DVD drive. And to add to that, I have other things going on this weekend that are keeping me from going to get a tip for my iGo power supply. I might be able to talk my wife into letting me go later, but we’ll see. That ceiling fan has to be hung before I do anything.
On the other hand… I did find a great use for the LS800. It’s perfect for coloring!! My 3 year old daughter thinks it hers now… We went to PBSkids.org and were playing some of the learning games last night. After the learning games, I printed some of the animal templates over to Windows Journal. Let me tell you that it was a great experience! After about 2 times of showing her how to change colors, she was coloring up a storm (or an elephant and a monkey, but that doesn’t sound just right :) ) I have attached the work of art that was created by my future artist.
After I saw what she was doing, I started writing words like Mom, Dad, dog and cat to let her trace. They have started doing that in school so I wanted to see what she would do on the Tablet PC. She loved that she could trace the letters in all the different colors!
Now I know that all this could be done on any Tablet PC (and we have done similar things on the x61t) but I think the size to her was not as overwhelming. I think my decision is getting closer… :) Especially when I can show this activity to my wife to justify the expense!