Techmama's article on families needing a tablet and a computer got me thinking. Is there really a need for a family computer any more, or has tech in the family progressed so that the shared computer is a dinosaur.
In my family, as the title suggests, I wouldn't share a computer with the other members any more often than I would share a toothbrush. Computer settings and preferences can be a very personal thing, and I hate trying to figure out who has been messing with my stuff.
Conversely, if I don't touch the computers of the less technical members of my family (who shall remain nameless to reduce the threat of possible retaliation - to me) they can't accuse me of doing "things" to their computers. And I don't get frustrated having to use a computer that has issues.
It reminds me of getting in the car after my husband has been driving. I have to raise the seat, straighten the back, move it forward - and then start driving. Sometimes I am too lazy and just stretch and point my toe to accelerate. What is the best time save is - he drives when it is his car, and I drive in mine.
Just like the computers.