Vegging in Virginia
I’m spending a few days in Virginia with my son, daughter-in-law, and 9-month old grandbaby, Sarah. Today I’m babysitting her while her parents work, but I’m not just resting. Rather, I’m getting to know and love my new Flip. As a lover of all electronic gadgets, I have wanted a Flip since I first heard about them at Internet Librarian Conference. It is small and easy to use. The best thing about this compact digital video recorder is the ease of uploading. I must admit, we own a beautiful full-blown camcorder with many bells and whistles – but once we tape something, I never see it again. With the Flip, you simply “flip” open the USB connection and upload directly to your computer. From there it is a short jump to YouTube or Blip.TV. This device is about the size of my cell phone, so it’s extremely portable. I look forward not only to taking videos of Sarah and other family members, but also using it at work for videocasts of book talks and programs.
While I am truly enjoying my time with family here in Fairfax, part of me can’t wait to get home so I can play with my other great Christmas present – a Wii. I can’t wait to fill you in on my bowling scores!
Entry filed under: Family.