BIL just bought SIL a laptop of her own so that she can pursue her entrepreneurial endeavors even as she stays home. I know other moms are either buying or getting their own spouses to consider hp laptops or netbooks as business investments as more and more moms I know go into paid blogging and work-from-home ventures like transcribing and virtual assisting.
The same goes for me. I was gifted with an MSI U200 (?) last December by hubby. And now, I am learning more Photoshop so that I can join my friend in her party planning business as invite/tarp layout artist. :)
More opportunities await those who have connectivity at their fingertips!