"The fonts appear so small," he says. "You'll strain your eyes, if you sit for long hours in front of the netbook."
I shrug and carry on with my work. I enjoy the comfort and coziness that a netbook offers. It is light in weight, has longer battery life (compared to a laptop) and once you stash it's hard disk with movies, songs and e-books, you feel like taking a vacation.
But my father is not impressed. He continues looking into the netbook screen, from over my shoulder. "I should have seen this coming. You'd get addicted to this device and its small fonts are going to ruin your eyesight."
Annoyed, I snap at him: "So what do we do? Are you going to buy me a laptop?"
"Yes," he says.