A dad e-mails:
I have three girls, 11 through 22, and they are all pretty tech savvy. The 11 year old makes flash movies, they all use AIM and many computer programs, and the 22 year old used her first post-graduate paychecks to buy a new computer.
It makes a very favorable impression on boys. A not uncommon reaction to my oldest, when she repeatedly kills the guys in first-person-shooters is “will you marry me?” She’s also one of the leaders in her guild, and mine, in World of Warcraft.
Still, they may be wrong about TVs. My dad wanted a bigger TV, so my step mom pushed his chair closer to the set.