No. The Gateway 2000 isn't a movie. It's not one of those kitchen devices as seen on tv. It's a laptop from circa 1995 or 1996. Remember those computers that came in those cow print boxes? Well I got to take this baby to college with me in 1997. What kid, especially a freshman, had a laptop? Not many. But I did. And I felt pretty cool. I would lug this thing up to campus and plug it in. It only lasted a few minutes it seems when it wasn't plugged in. It even came with an ethernet card/cable. Hilarious. During my first semester, only MS Words was working, and after using it for a semester to write papers, it ended up on my closet shelf.
Many years had passed, and for computers, that means this thing became ancient. HF and I were recently married and were discussing purchasing a computer. Then I had a "brilliant" idea. "Why don't we update my old laptop and use that?!" YEAH! So we take it into the computer place on campus, and when I pulled the laptop out of its case that said, "Gateway 2000" on it, the nerd herd guy's eyes grew wide and he began laughing. He called his nerd herd buddies out from the back so they could all get a good laugh. I said, "So there's nothing you can do with this." They all laughed even harder and said, "That thing belongs in a museum". So we left, humiliated, and took it to another place. This time when the employee's eyes grew wide, he was in awe. He respected and loved this computer. He said reverently, "I haven't seen one of these in. . . years!" Then he called his co-worker buddies over and they all oohed and ahhed over it, saying things like, "This is amazing!" or "This should be in a museum" but with much more respect than the last guy. So we learned again that there was nothing to be done with this machine.
So it is now Daisy's play laptop. At first, she was like, "Are you kidding me? Why won't it turn on? What does it do?" But now she likes it. It's pretty heavy, so she can't carry it around with ease, but it is now a fun make-believe toy. I thought it was interesting that at first she thought it was lame. When I was her age, this would've been the coolest toy ever even though it didn't turn on. Kids these days expect their own major laptop that they can surf the web or whatever? I don't think so. Not for a five, well now six year old. Seriously. What is with the kids these days?