Bobby Travis

Bobby Travis

This is a post by Bobby Travis, who wrote with me at 40Tech from 2009 through 2012. Bobby has since moved on to bigger and better things, but I've left all of his great contributions up on the site. - Evan
Bobby Travis

Father’s Day Tech-and-Stuff: Gimme! | 40Tech

Ladies and gentlemen, it is upon us once again! You know what I mean… that one day a year when those of us who are fathers are shown the respect we so richly deserve — and are showered with gifts and free dinners. Well, gifts, anyway.

Sure, the gifts are often things like ties and aftershave and the like, but at 40Tech, we believe in the power of dreams! We believe that if we can imagine it – and most especially: if we can geek on it – that it just might become a reality some day. That may be nothing more than pie in the sky, and possibly even farcical – but we care not! This is a tech-blog dammit! And for our Father’s Day we demand (see: dream about/hope for) TECH!!!

So what really cool gadget do you hope you get this Father’s Day? Not a daddy? *eyes you* Well then tell us what cool little tech thingy you’re getting for your dad, instead!

Here’s my list:


The Millennium Falcon

Yeah, yeah, I know that it’s not real – but a guy can dream, right? In the meantime, I’ll take the toys. I miss the full-sized Falcon I had back in the day – and not just for the crazy amount it’s worth these days…

Millennium Falcon | HasbroMillennium Falcon Toy | Hasbro


Battalion 101 X8100-U3 Gaming Laptop

This little (OK, so not so little) beauty will play most any game you can think of, and will do it in style.



A Real Life Transformer

I don’t know what’s really going on here, but I want one. It doesn’t really transform into anything, that I can tell – but it sings! It’s a crooner, in fact. And… I want one!!


Let’s be clear: I don’t actually expect to get any of these things. Nor do I expect to get the more accessible iPad2 or anything other than a nice hug and possibly a home made card from my cute little girl – and I will love and cherish those much simpler things until the end of days and beyond.

But a guy can dream, dammit!


Your turn!