J_RaD - 1:51 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
"I only got it working a couple of days ago"! In other words the 'puter didn't work because it didn't have internet access, he has no use for it otherwise as a standalone device.
back in the mid 90's i only used my computer for games and general screwing around.... then i found out what a BBS was...suddenly my computers 2nd most popular use was dialing up to a BBS and poking around. Next came the internet, now my computer was playing games, dialing up to a BBS and exploring this new internet thing.
I can do plenty of things on a disconnected computer, but they've been coming with network adapters all a long for a reason, they are meant to talk to each other and communicate!
if you gave him a chromebook and an internet connection he might say the same thing...uh it kinda works but not everything works. Or um just the web works but nothing else. People think thats the only thing that matters... perception. To and end user its all blurry and doesn't make much sense.