Navigating the Toy Fair with Bionics

Geek Culture

Photo: Judy Berna

When I was first approached about writing for GeekMom I had to cry foul. I’m the one whose dad has been programming computers since she was a toddler (and tried so unsuccessfully to convince her to sign up for the computer programming class he taught at her high school), but has to consult with her teens when it’s time to upload music to her new smart phone. All of my father’s math and science skills skipped me and settled deeply into my oldest son. What could I have to offer to a site that centered around moms and technology?

One of our editors, Kathy Ceceri, patiently pulled me in, reminding me that every writer, every mom, has a perspective that is unique and worth hearing about. I may not understand how my computer works, but I know how to use it to research fun family trips (where my kids actually find adventure and learn at the same time!) and keep up with the latest events surrounding the Lego empire, for my three Lego crazy geek sons.

[Read more of Judy Berna’s post about her experience at Toy Fair 2011 with her bionic leg at GeekMom!]

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