Saturday, November 04, 2006

Geek Cred

I'm in a confessional mood tonight so...

  1. I won an iPod in July and have never used it.
  2. I still have dial up.

I am losing my technology geek cred. There is hope for me though because I have found a new toy and I am in love. Yesterday, I stumbled across the Brio Network. I first saw the characters at Target online and have since scoured the web looking for more information. The best description comes from Creative Brains Online:

"Deep inside your computer lives a world of small creatures. They spend their days delivering mail, searching for information and recycling old stuff. There are also bugs among them trying to throw the Network off-course. What happens then, we can only imagine."

Brio has created an entire toy world that gives personalities and life to operations performed inside our computers.

There are good guys...



There are bad guys (viruses)...









There is the classic struggle between good and evil. The good guys try to do all the things they need to do to keep the network running and those absolutely adorable viruses try to thwart them. The Brio Network will either be wildly popular or will remain on store shelves untouched.

You can check out the full set, including the cute little e-mail stations that allow you to listen to unique recorded messages, at FAO Schwartz. I don't want the whole network...I would just like the Networkers Packs 1 and 2 (pictured above) and maybe one mail station. In case anyone was wondering...

4 comments:

Vikki said...

I am tired of trying to get this formatted correctly...damn blogger...

Luisa said...

I wondered what that link was. We'll work on switching us off of dial-up when I get back - promise :-)

Kristin said...

Only 27 days left!

sarah g said...

geek cred. that's awesome.

i have my fingers crossed for you.