id 10 t

My mother is an amazing woman: She has raised 5 children who have, under her tutelage, cultivated skills of exploration, creativity, and ingenuity.  We have, in return, assisted her in becoming a part of the digital age (and I’m not talking about deep entrenchment in social media technology or high tech… I’m talking about being able to upload photos via picasa and share them in an email).

A pretty good partnership and relationship I would say!

But, every once in a while, she shares something that sit’s deeply into my world and by doing so it proves that she gets it… and gets it to the point where it’s funny.  So here’s to my mom who shared this cute email with me last night:


I was having trouble with my computer. So I called
Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks
like Mission Control and asked him to come over.
Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the

As he was walking away, I called after him, ‘So, what
was wrong?

He replied, ‘It was an ID ten T error.’

I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless
inquired, ‘An, ID ten T error? What’s that? In case I
need to fix it again.’

Eric grinned…. ‘Haven’t you ever heard of an ID
tenT error before?’

‘No,’ I replied.

‘Write it down,’ he said, ‘and I think you’ll figure
it out.’

So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T
I used to like Eric………….