OK, they didn't become tech whizzes all of a sudden. For writing fifty prescriptions using some software that records the information and sends it to the proper pharmacy, my dad received a free iPad. (Both my brother and I asked if he would continue getting free iPads for writing another fifty prescriptions using that app.) On Thanksgiving Day, we got that company's iPad app from the App Store, but there was some confusion logging onto the app. He ended up locked out, so we downloaded the free version of Angry Birds. That same day, we ordered a Kindle for my mom. Today I got her a few books for it.
I think I'm getting a hankering to buy a gadget of my own.