As long as they're quiet.
Some of the six reasons listed for taking a laptop on vacation are quite convincing
(at least one other was quite a bit less so). The
article tells us that:
If you're vacationing by car with kids, your laptop
and a stock of your children's favourite DVD movies is also ideal to prevent
the constant "Are we there yet?" from the back seat.
Having luckily discovered that the van we rented had a DVD player, I can wholeheartedly
agree. As much as I try to get the kids to look out the window and take in the
view, I certainly can't complain about the extended periods of quiet that their
watching a movie afforded me.
Go to: Get into my cloud.