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Lucky Brats!

What’s the best remedy for snowbound kids! WebCams! Sunday’s snow socked in Washington, keeping my daughter and her friends down the road from getting together for play. Sure, she did the snowplay thing, but that gets old fast on a street without hills for sledding.

So, I pulled out a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 WebCam, which my daughter hooked up with her friend across town. Trouble at first as her friend had an iBook and iSight. The two tried to WebCam on MSN, but the Mac version doesn’t do videoconferencing. My daughter’s friend eventually got on her dad’s PC, and the two have been camming it up for the past two hours.

Damn, when I was nine years old and snowbound, we sat around shivering and playing cards. Lucky brats.

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