It was a coincidence that my mother's HD crashed the same day I ordered my parents an iPad2 for Christmas. I figured this was a good time to ditch the pc altogether. My father asked me this week how much it would cost to replace the HD in mother's computer. I explained it would be cheap but all the data was gone. Turns out my mother used to spend hours at a time down in the computer room. Dad is complaining that now she carries the iPad all over the house and he can't get away from her. I guess there needs to be a warning label for this possibility.