To understand this story, you need to understand that grandchildren are like crack cocaine to grandparents. I'm convinced that if our parents could somehow snort our children up their noses to get a bigger fix, they would. And when your parents live out of state, like ours do, access to the Internet isn't just important. No. It is life threatening.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/04/geekatoo-the-geek-bat-signal.html