After going to CES in Las Vegas for the second year in the row I wondered why I had not attended Macworld Expo – which is a short drive from my house. While I have and will always be a PC gal, my 11 year old son has an iPod, a MacBook and is begging for an iPhone. We may settle on getting an iPod Touch so I can at least try some of the fun apps and my son can get his fix. I don't even want to tell him about the iPad.
My world is starting to converge with Apple products because while I use PC products, I help (and purchase) tech products for my son. I don't even own an iPod for myself, but have purchased them for my husband and 11 yr old son. I purchased iPod shuffles for my 6 year olds twins.
So, in honor of my 11 yr old and my own curiosity as a tech blogger I decided to head to Macworld Expo. He is always doing sweet things for me but just recently he did something that was not only sweet but practical. Knowing how much I love the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling"- my son surprised me by using some of the money I put in his iTunes account via his allowances to buy me the song and create a playlist for me on his iPod (which is the modern way tween boys show their love for their mamas).
I was also inspired to come to Macworld Expo after I read about another surprise: David Pogue wrote a play for the opening of Macworld Expo. David Pogue was one of the first tech writers I followed, I also enjoy that he talks about technology from the Dad's perspective. I even got my husband (who is also a techdad) hooked on reading David Pogue's tech columns. Next year I will plan to be there for the opening, maybe there will be a role for a TechMama?
Surprises are just popping up everywhere! I was innocently watching the Grammys and then Stephen Colbert surprised the Grammy audience by pulling out an iPad from his pocket instead of an envelope to read the winners. Wish I had a Twitter dress to wear to Macworld Expo so I could pull a surprise of my own.
As I head off to Macworld, I gotta feeling the Black Eyed Peas song will be running through my head. Maybe I need my own iPod so I can actually listen to the song when I am not on my computer.