It's Mother's Day 2010. Geek is the new black. And gadgets are the new flowers.
It took you years to figure out that your mom prefers peonies to pansies. And now you have to start over and figure out exactly what species of geek she is.
Of course, it isn't quite as simple as asking a florist for help. Please don't make the mistake of buying her a pink keyboard if she's up to trading technobabble with the squints on the TV show Bones. And don't give her an ethernet switch...well...ever.
If figuring out which gadget will get you cold pizza and which will score a home-cooked meal has you stumped, read on. When it comes to being a geek mom, it takes one to know one--here are my recommendations.
Christina Tynan-Wood writes the Family Tech column in Family Circle magazine and blogs at GeekGirlfriends.com and InfoWorld.com/GripeLine.