Let’s say I have $6,000 worth of HP technology sitting in my living room.

Because I do.

Now let’s say that I’m going to be giving away all $6,000 worth of HP technology that is sitting in my living room TO ONE PERSON.

Let’s pretend that one person could be YOU.

Because it could be.

Seriously.

What do I call this opportunity? Magic.

That’s what sponsor HP and co sponsor Microsoft Windows Live call it too.

Yes. I am one of the 50.

moosh in indy. is lucky enough to be one of fifty blogs involved in HP’s Magic Giveaway for the holidays. 49 other blogs have been or will be reviewing and then giving away the same $6,000 package of technology. All 50 blogs will have different rules and entry guidelines, some will be in different languages. And yes, you can enter them all (but you can only win one.)

Gotta Be Mobile
Barb’s Connected World
Geek.com
Gear Live
Neowin
Small Biz Vista
JK On the Run
BostonPocketPC
Notebooks.com
Geekzone
I Started Something
Bleeping Computer
The Gadgeteer
Planet x64
Digital Home Thoughts
Digital Inspiration
Geeks!
MediaBlab
Geek News Central
The Digital Lifestyle
GearDiary
Last 100
Geeks To Go!
Liliputing
OSNN
Slashdot Review
SlashGear
Gadgetell
Windows Connected
Techie Diva
One Day, One Job
Student Bloggers
Study Hacks – Demystifying College Success
HackCollege
Noticias Tech
Eliax
La Bitácora de Erwin Ried
Carlos Alberto
InfoWester
GeeksRoom
CíberPrensa
Unión de Bloggers Hispanos
Living – In Theory
moosh in indy. (hi!)
Morningside Mom
Thoughts on poetics & tech
Techmamas
Stop, Drop & Blog
Down-to-Earth Mama
merlot mom

Our biggest hope and only requirement?

That you share. Share the magic that is winning $6,000 worth of computers, software and hardware. Let’s face it, no one needs $6,000 worth of HP technology. Want? SURE! But need? No. The prize package includes:

Hardware

HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
HP MediaSmart Connect
HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
HP Mini 1000 (with XP)

Accessories

HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
• HP 564 Photo Value Pak

Software

• Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)
• Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses
• Microsoft Windows Live
Corel VideoStudio X2

Entertainment

Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)

Total value: >US$6000

That’s right. Four computers. Oodles of other stuff. One person.

Let’s face it. The economy is crap. As much as you and your family may want, or even need a new computer, it’s just not a reality for a lot of people right now. Now imagine winning four. Maybe all you needed was one. Maybe you wanted two. What about the other two? Think about it. Who could you pass the magic on to?

A teacher? A church? An after school program? An elderly neighbor? A family who has lost everything? Someone who gives so much of themselves and never asks for anything in return? Maybe someone else who entered this giveaway and compelled you with their story.

HOW TO ENTER (these are my rules, and they only apply and qualify you for the giveaway here, at mooshinindy.com):

I want to know. Who would you share all this magic with and how would you do it?

  1. Compose a post on your own blog, telling me what you would do with $6,000 worth of the latest HP technology. Who would you share with and why? Creativity counts, but it’s not everything. I’m going to be awarding this prize package to whomever captures the magic of sharing the most. Don’t have a blog? Go ahead and compose your entry in 200 words or less and post it here in my comments section, leaving a valid email in the email field. Video entries on YouTube, posts on MySpace and Facebook will also be accepted.
  2. Somewhere in your post mention and link to HP’s Magic Giveaway along with a mention and link to this post on moosh in indy. When your post is published, leave a link to your entry, wherever it may be, with your name and valid email address in the comments section below.
  3. Contest is open NOW! and will run through 10 p.m. EST December 9th, 2008. Comments will close at 10 p.m. EST on December 9th, 2008. So get to it.
  4. That’s it.

THE NOT SO FINE PRINT:

  • My family, friends and people I know in real life are not eligible. Sorry dudes. It’s just not fair. But you are more than welcome to enter any or all of the other 49 giveaways. (Although you can only win one.)
  • Anyone who doesn’t fall into the above category, in any part of the world, is eligible to enter.
  • All taxes will be taken care of by HP.
  • You must SHARE part of the prize package with someone who isn’t you, preferably someone who doesn’t even live in your house. While I have no way to police you once the prizes leave my doorstep, I can assure you that if you don’t share, bad juju’s will follow you all the days of your life. Okay, so I can’t even promise that, just don’t be a selfish jerk okay? You’re a lucky fool if you win all this stuff. PAY IT FORWARD.
  • The winner must provide me with a real street shipping address, P.O. Boxes will not be accepted. Items you choose to share can be shipped to the person directly at no cost to you (and is actually preferred. Who doesn’t love getting magic surprises in the mail?)
  • By entering, the winner agrees to provide me, within two weeks of receipt of the prize,  a 250 word story (at least) on what happened when they shared one or more of the products. Their story will be posted on moosh in indy. at a later date. Stories from those who were surprised with the magic would also be fantastic. Pictures optional, but strongly encouraged. I won’t post any personal information without permission.
  • I have been using (reviewing, coveting, checking out) the hardware (dude, I don’t get to keep any of this stuff) but they will all be restored to factory/like new condition before I ship them.
  • I will pick and announce a winner December 9th, 2008 at 12 a.m. EST.

I will be the sole judge and my decision is final. I cannot be bought with promises of cookies, lavish riches, goods, products or services. So don’t even try. Okay, so you can try, but just know it won’t work.

Comments

  1. Marc-Andre Vachon says:

    By winning this wonderful equipment I would put it to extraordinary use. I would finally be able to help my school in designing advertisements, banners, and more. The touchsmart computer would definently be a keeper, but the mini computer I would probably give to my school so they can share it to students like a library book. The dv4 notebook would really cool to give to my brother. He always wanted a laptop but never had the budget to buy one. The HDX notebook would be mine ;) I’d be able to play all the games I’d want!! And for the printer, I have a good idea. Since I have 2 at home already, I’d like to create a school printer with it so everybody could print colour and not toner B&W. I hope I win… I can’t wait for the draw.

  2. Here’s goes it, *fingers crossed*

    Either way, love your blog <3

    Cassies last blog post..Pay it Forward. (Not just a Kevin Spacey movie)

  3. My wordy entry… http://augalinfp.blogspot.com/2008/12/hypothetical-reality.html

    Keri (Auburn Gal Always)s last blog post..Hypothetical Reality

  4. As I’m sure you can see my post is up ’cause I’m wicked cool like that, or just a little eager. There are cute pictures which I believe makes it just a little easier to PICK ME!

  5. If I were lucky enough to win this prize package I would donate one laptop, the netbook, and the printer to my sister’s kids.

    My sister and her husband have been going through some financial troubles lately and Christmas will be slim pickings this year.

    I’d be lying if I didn’t say I would keep some goodies for myself though.

  6. If I win I would ask you to give me the HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC only and give out the rest of the prizes to people who sign up for the contest here.

  7. I used to volunteer in the IT Department at Bootstrap Enterprises http://www.bootstrap.org.uk which is a training and support provider which focuses on helping the local community, businesses and teenagers find work, gain qualifications, get support and help, they also refurbish and donate computers to charities. We would collect unwanted hardware and strip them into parts and make computers that we then donated computers to all who needed not just charities but needy members of the public, we also would go out to businesses and the local council and provide free tech support and training. If i won i would be donating some of the hardware to Bootstrap for them to use in-house and lend out to businesses and charities who need them, if i win i would keep one laptop for myself, give one to my father who has just come out of hospital after a major operation and the rest I will share out appropriately.

  8. I do have a blog (http://notevenatshirt.blogspot.com), but my surprisees read it faithfully and I want to surprise them, so hope it’s okay I posted it here. I’m so excited to tell you about the two people I want to share this blessing with! First, my family truly needs a new desktop, so that and one of the laptops would stay with us, but two of my best friends are the most giving, selfless people and one of their laptops is totally dead now and the other’s is actively dying as we speak; the lid can’t even stay open on its own! These friends are so fantastic, that I wouldn’t be able to not help them! Allison is a teacher who pours herself into her students. All they have to do is call, text or email her and she’s there for them. Shawnda is a nanny who even spends time with kids she no longer works with because she’s just that committed. They also both take students on a missions trip every January to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. I really hope I get to surprise and bless them! Thank you HP Magic Giveaway and Moosh in Indy !!

  9. http://rabbiswife.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-magicyou-know.html

    It’s long, but it’s real. You’re going to have a lot of reading to do!

    Rabbi’s Wifes last blog post..It’s Magic…you know!

  10. PATRIC KRUEGER says:

    I have no intention of keeping any of the gear. My sole purpose in entering this sweepstakes is to provide three underprivileged children with a new laptop for Christmas (or thereabouts). One of the children I have in mind is named Anthony. Anthony is eight-years-old and lives with his grandmother in Stuart, Florida. His parents are who knows where. His grandmother works three jobs and Anthony spends the majority of his time alone. Anthony is a good kid and I believe this computer will be a way for him to free his mind and perhaps discover the outside world and something about himself. As naïve as it sounds I believe in the power of technology to transform lives. Perhaps receiving this gift will be a life-changing event for him and lead to a better life. I remain hopeful for all of us.

    Thank you Moosh in Indy and thanks to HP and Microsoft.

  11. Johns Mathew says:

    Well, if i recieve the prize, ofcourse i will share a part of it. I am just 15 and the prize will be very helpful in my education. Also, i will share 2 laptops and sme other stuff with my friends and school. I want to share it with them because what i am is because of them. It’s my pleasure to share it with them.
    I hope I will win the prize.

  12. Vaenuku Tupola says:

    Being a College Student I would love to have a laptop to use every day in class. My current desktop gave up the ghost a few weeks ago and my wife and I have been using her work laptop as our home computer. If I win I would use the laptop for school and give my wife (Joyce) the rest of the gear for her classroom. My wife is a High School Teacher teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to grades 7 through 12. Due to heavy budget cuts by the Hawaii Department of Education, computers are hard to come by and so the HP TouchSmart IQ816 would go a long way in helping my wife educate her students. Majoring in Information Systems, I know the benefits of using technology in the classroom in reaching students who have grown up surrounded by today’s technological advances. My wife and I will benefit tremendously by HP giveaway. I hope I can be considered for your HP Magic Giveaway.

  13. Abdur Rafay Zafar says:

    The Hp magic giveaway is a great opportunity to win loads of stuff and share it with others. If i win this prize i would like to share it in the following manner.

    HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
    Our current family pc is getting along and a touchsmart would be a perfect replacement purely from an entertainment point of view. Here is a snap of our current desktop system. http://arafay86.googlepages.com/PA170069.JPG

    HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
    As a college student a notebook would be of great assistance to me as up till now i have been using my family computer.Now i am in the final year of my degree (BE Petroleum Engineering) and i require more mobility and computing power than ever before. Specifically i need a powerful notebook for my final year project related to reservoir simulation.

    HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC
    I am going to donate this computer either to the read foundation or to St. Patrick’s High School Karachi both of which are nonprofit organizations. I trust them of putting this hardware to good use.

    HP Mini 1000 (with XP)
    I have planned to donate the Hp mini to a class fellow who is really struggling in terms of finances. His pc broke just a few months ago and he is struggling to replace it. Zeeshan is a really hardworking students (among the top 5 student of the class) and besides studying and paying for college he also supports his family.

    HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
    I would like to use this printer for home printing.

    So that rounds off my plan on sharing the Hp magic with family, friends and others.

  14. Michael Jacob says:

    I’m Michael Jacob from Thailand and I’m a graphics designer. I always wanted to have a fast and good PC. Currently I have a laptop with broken LCD and a CRT monitor to serve as the screen. We don’t have ISP, and my laptop is always outside because we are catching the Wi Fi hotspot signal so we can browse the internet. We can afford to buy a decent PC and ISP, but we are buying more important things and everyday food instead. I’ll use the prizes if I win in my future projects as a graphics artist, and some of the prizes I’ll give to my family members. Thank you…

  15. Here is my entry, the email address is stated in the E-mail field.

    Assume that I have won $6,000 worth of the latest HP technology from moosh in indy

    Thank you.

    Cafferys last blog post..Windows Live Wave 3 Services Upgrades – SkyDrive, Photos

  16. Magic alright.
    One of my surprisees is a regular reader so hopefully you won’t mind me posting here.
    I would donate the TouchSmart the Corel VideoStudio to CrossedWaves. They are a small church-based organisation that are just starting out. Their aim is to provide churches with the media training they require to promote their message. In addition, they also provide counselling services, and provide prayer cover for many people and churches. They currently have very little hardware at their disposal, and volunteers are using their own personal computers to carry out their work.
    The remainder of the equipment I would donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital (www.gosh.org). I’ve spent time in hospital as an adult, and it’s not a plesant experience. For a child I would imagine it is much, much worse. Over 150,000 children at treated at GOSH every year and both the children and their families require immense support during their time at the hospital. I hope that if I were in a position to be able to give such a great gift to the hospital, that it would make a child’s time in hopsital that little easier.
    (On a slightly more selfish note, I would keep the Mini 1000 for myself, so I could continue to indulge my novel writing obsession.)

    Vics last blog post..Guest Post at UrbanVox.Net

  17. I think that the winner should be a blogger named Shmasey who writes a blog called Shmoosh in Shmindy.

    Avitables last blog post..First Annual Avitable Holiday Gift Guide

  18. Hi.

    I won’t post much here but it is all outlined in my blog post: http://craig-m.co.cc/2008/12/03/hp-magic-giveaway/

  19. Here is my entry:
    http://www.kakakakaty.com/?p=224

    ikates last blog post..Give It Away Now

  20. I would definately share my package. I would give one laptop to my aunt’s 5 children (13-4) because they are not financially fortunate by any means and could benefit from using one of these for school reports or research. I’d love to deliver this to them myself and say “come check out this cool computer”, show them a little about what features it has, and say “oh, by the way, this is yours!” I would give another laptop to my father-in-law. He travels all over the country for his job and they put him in hotels with free wireless internet, but he only has a cell phone. He would definately benefit from being able to see pictures of his grandkids and keep in contact with the rest of the family while he’s gone for weeks at a time. I would probably use the same approach to deliver his to him. I love giving things away and making people smile.

  21. Rafael dos Santos Correia says:

    TESTAMENT:

    By this letter I would like to leave the following possessions (won at the HP CONTEST):

    * I leave to my loved girlfriend one notebook, since she (who’s becoming a teacher) will need it to prepare her lessons.
    * The MediaSmart I would like to donate to the victims of Santa Catarina’s flood (http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/world/brazil-flood-victims-loot-stores-death-toll-at-97-263172.html) in Brazil (the place where I lived)
    * Also, there’s the Printer and PhotoPack, which I’ll leave to my mother-in-law, since she is a photographer, and need it to print photos.
    * To the church, who led the way for my rest in peace, I’ll leave the mini, to be used in the tennagers class, as I know it will be well used.
    * Finally, I give the movie to my cousins, one of them has toxoplasmosis, to cheer up their Christmas.
    * If I was alive, I would like to continue using the other notebook and the TouchSmart for the needs of the Engineering course, but, since you’re reading this letter, I want to be buried with them (preferably in my house :D).

  22. I am an American who works for an education foundation in Indonesia that builds quality international schools for wealthier Indonesians and then redistributes that money to build two other types of schools: ones for the middle class (where funding breaks even) and village schools (where all funding comes from outside sources because the families cannot afford tuition). These are in Indonesian villages and while they are staffed with high quality Indonesian teachers, they still have very limited access to quality resources.

    These computers would give better opportunities to a world class education.

    I would donate one laptop to a village school so that both the wealthier and the poorer schools could exchange ideas, lessons, and friendships. This would benefit both parties as the village schools would get better access to content and the wealthier students would learn more of an all too often forgotten constituency: the village poor.

  23. Andre Da Costa says:

    It’s quite overwhelming when you think about what HP, Microsoft and ‘Moosh in Indy’ are giving away. HP has exemplified something here, the gift of giving and the magic it entails? If I were to win all this hardware I would share some of the gifts with St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Cross Keys which has been a significant contributor to this small community in South Manchester. Serving not only the spiritual aspects of its congregation but providing a foundation for families and the youth with a Basic School constructed in 2005. A Youth Club program was started in 1997 and has been consistent ever since by providing opportunities for local Youth through social activities such as sports, summer schooling and trips. A non-profit organization such as my church does not have the resources to invest in state of the art technology, so giving them some of the package would be a significant contribution I believe in helping out the church technology wise. Other parts of the package would be shared with my two older brothers. This collection of devices is screaming, show the good in you, so why not make the ‘smart’ choice of sharing the magic too? Thanks!

  24. Hopefully, the link will work in track back- but if not, please find my blog post here:
    http://smallerindiana.ning.com/profiles/blogs/making-magic

    Good luck to everyone!

    Emily Myerss last blog post..Making Magic

  25. Since I don’t have a blog of my own, I’m going to leave my reasons here.

    I am nominating two people: Wayne and his family, as well as my friend Liz. Wayne & family lost their house, as well as all of their belongings, in a fire about a month ago. We have been trying to help out here at work by donating clothes and raising money for essentials, but that doesn’t count electronics. In these hard economic times, work is slow, and its hard to raise extra money. Wayne and his wife, have a son who is 13, and a daughter who is 17. Given their ages, I’m sure they are missing their computer time. I just think this would be a great Christmas gift for them. As for my friend Liz, she lost her partner to cancer Thanksgiving morning. Her only laptop doesn’t even boot in safe mode, so she needs a new one. I think this surprise will help to brighten her holidays.

    Wayne and company will be getting the entertainment laptop and the printer, as well as all printing accessories. Liz will get the premium laptop. I need the desktop, and I’d love to hang onto the mini as well. My older desktop will be going to my Aunt and Uncle, since they only need a computer for e-mail and internet.
    Thanks so much to HP & moosh in indy!!!

  26. Oh my gosh! I would do just about anything to be able to win this package! My best friend is getting ready to deploy overseas and I would love, love, love to be able to share this amazing equipment with her so that not only can I see her, but so could her hubby and two kids!

    Thank you for taking part in such a wonderful contest and sharing it with us little people!

  27. Please take a look at my entry. Thanks Casey (and Moosh), for doing this!

    Kristins last blog post..Moosh in Indy’s HP Magic Giveaway Extravaganza!

  28. Okay, I’m not sure my email worked in that post. Trying again.

  29. Vickie Bartlett says:

    Not wordy but sure would be great to win.
    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1533635043

  30. I’d keep the printer and auction the rest of it off for a good cause.

    Nicholes last blog post..A big, magical giveaway in Indy

  31. I don’t have a blog of my own.So, i’ll be posting my entry here.

    I’m participating for myself & for our organization “Arushi” (http://www.arushi-india.org/) which means “The first ray of the sun”.This organization strives to integrate people with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

    In India, we do celebrate a festival called “ Diwali ” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali).It’s called “Festival of Lights”.The main purpose is, after the dark, there will always be a ray of light somewhere sometime.

    Here are two pictures celebrating the festival with our kids.
    Picture 1 :- http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4808/diwali1uu0.jpg

    Picture 2 :- http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3098/diwali2qe2.jpg

    I already do have a computer & i seriously don’t need another.I would like to keep the Printer with me & let our organization decide how they will share the computers among the kids.We don’t have enough computers here in Arushi.Around 150 kids are sharing 10 old desktops.So, it would be highly helpful for us if they can get to use more computers.I wish if i could fulfill their small needs,but i can only do to a certain level.Anyways, every bit helps.

    I hope you feel that Arushi is deserving.Thanks to HP (http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/) & moosh in indy (http://mooshinindy.com/2008/12/03/hp-magic-giveaway ) for this opportunity.

  32. I’m keep at least one computer, maybe two, and the other two I would share.

    I want my family to adopt another family for Christmas, and this would be an AWESOME gift to include in our gifts to them.

    Another part would go to my grandmother. She has a computer that’s old, but I’ve been so impressed with her trying to keep up with technology. She just lost her husband (the funeral was yesterday) and we’re trying to get her to move here to Texas. She makes the most amazing cakes you’ve ever tasted and runs a small business out of her home selling them. A new computer could really help her business. And give her new focus on life, because she had devoted so many years to caring for this sick husband who died…and she has a second chance now to do whatever she wants, and I want to support that.

    Rheas last blog post..Complications

  33. Here’s my entry…maybe not the most charitable but certainly an honest approach at what I’d do with the goods!

    http://tormoehlen.blogspot.com/2008/12/huge-giveaway-enter-to-winor-dont.html

    Kris in Podunk, INs last blog post..A HUGE GIVEAWAY! Enter to win…or don’t because then I totally won’t win…whatev

  34. I have submitted my blog post for entry into the giveaway (it’s listed in the link below)…thanks so much for the opportunity. I hope my post is worthy.
    -barbarabaker :)

    Barbara Bakers last blog post..Entering the HP Magic at Moosh in Indy today

  35. I really like your rules. Here is my entry detailing what I would keep and what I would give to my friend and his wife who have had a rough time.

    Well the entry is below on my last blog post.

    sugarbritches26@yahoo.com

    ashleys last blog post..Santa’s Mighty Big Bag

  36. I can not wait to enter. Going to write why I should win right now!

    kates last blog post..100 Things About Me

  37. Wow… just… wow.

    I am currently a student completing her first year of the Nursing After Degree program, and a laptop would come in incredibly handy. I would also use the printer to make scrapbooks for my in-laws of their children (as I don’t have any).

    As for the other computers, there’s a mom who’s in my program and works SO HARD, barely even seeing her children and husband, who can’t afford a laptop, and I would definitely give one to her. The last two would have to go to Santa’s Anonymous, because I would LOVE to light up someone’s life like that at Christmas.

  38. It was a cold, frigid morning. My cousin was on her way to class, without means of transportation, trudging through tuffs of snow when she came upon a patch of ice. She slipped, fell back, and crashed down, flat on her back. Worst of all, she had cracked the screen on the brand new laptop she had labored so gruelingly for by working overtime at the local grocery store. She persevered, continuing her trek to class, arriving, sitting though algebra, pants soaking wet, picking bits of glass out of her elbow, notes illegible through the jagged cracks on the screen. This is the perfect time to deliver a reversal of fortune. This would be the perfect opportunity to turn her luck around with a newer, bigger, and better notebook. The feeling of being able to turn someone else’s luck around so powerfully would be enough to inspire me to want to do it again and again, a feat that would be made possible with a prize package of this magnitude. What lies behind door number one can affect the lives of not only myself, but the lives of friends and loved ones around me.

  39. Oh good, I already did the requirement a couple of days ago by the post I did. squee!

    You have to go down about halfway to see that I’d only keep 2 things for myself, the rest goes to others :)

    http://silverambz.livejournal.com/273246.html

  40. Hey Casey. Here’s my entry. It’s a little long-ish.

    http://autumnatoakhollow.com/archives/677

    Heathers last blog post..Reeled in like a couple of fish

  41. Joel Peña says:

    Reading this in your BLOG I’ve seen in an excellent opportunity to help a humanitarian institution (ILAC, Creighton University) that
    has an education center in my house. It is a hall of tasks that benefits dozen boys and girls of scarce economic resources, the center is limited to teach basic but with what these teams can do a more complete job.

    Of the prizes really interests me only HP HDX Series 18, the other prizes are given to boys and girls so they use it in their technology education

    Usually they (children) do not have any contact with the technology inside or outside your home.
    If you take it into account Notify me please. I’m ready to teach them how to use the equity already donarles the internet. Thank you

  42. Hi! This is a really amazing competition and I like the idea of giving away most of the stuff to others very much!
    This was a really tough year for me. I was confronted a lot with death and sickness and all the fears that come along. But as hard as it was it also changed me in a lot of ways. It would be a great opportunity to share this feelings by making some other people happy. So here is how I would share the love…
    One of the things happened this year was that my cousin and her little sister were murdered by her husband. She has a 10-year old son who had to witness this crime and saw them both bleed to death. Since then he lives with foster parents. I would love to have him some part of this great package to have at least a little thing to be happy about this year. Other part of the package would be given to a children hospice. I once visited my uncle in a hospice and I really admire the work people do there. There were also some teenagers in that hospice and although they were to die there was so much love and hope in their eyes. I could never forget that. I can’t imagine how it must be for parents to watch their child die. It is hard enough the other way round. For me I would only keep one of the laptops to replace my really old system and to have the opportunity to write more when I am traveling.

  43. Here’s my entry!
    http://blog.wijou.com/post/426/

  44. Hi mooshinindy here is the link to my post on my blog http://a00r.blogspot.com/2008/12/moosh-in-indy-hp-contest.html

  45. Moosh,
    My entry is up! Thanks for the opportunity!

    You can see it here:
    http://mommygoingcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-entry-for-hp-prize-package-contest.html

    Shannon Weeks
    pittakgr at hotmail dot com

    Shannons last blog post..My Entry for the HP Prize Package Contest

  46. Srinivasarao Vundavalli says:

    Hi,
    I am currently doing MS by research in Computers. Currently I don’t have my own computer. I am using a system provided to me in the lab. So I am not attaching any pictures…If u want a picture of the computer I am using in my lab, I will send it…

    I will do one of the following with HP Magic Giveaway.

    1) Donate 2 laptops to http://www.sphoorti.org .
    2) I use the 2 laptops for my village. Most of the people know basics of the computers. Many people have poor economic background and they want to study and reach a good position. These laptops can be very useful for them where they can use it freely anytime. I will also get the Internet connection for them which will be much more useful for the students. And also our institute has a very good service, e-Sagu: An IT based Personalized Agricultural Extension System, for farmers. Most of the farmers in our village can access this service using these laptops. It will be of great use for the farmers and the students.
    In brief, I will use the 2 laptops i) to familiarize the village people in using computers and internet, ii) to provide the training freely (this may take some time to regularize) iii) to provide free printing services iv) to provide free e-mail fecilities for the people who have their relatives staying outside the village(mostly abroad and longer distance).

    Currently the above ideas have been in my mind for a long time. But as I can’t afford to buy the required accessories alone, I have been waiting for funds from my friends to implement the above. Currently I am studying…so I am not able to buy the computers…Adding to the above laptops I will try to collect some funds from my friends and buy some more accessories to make it (2) successful.

    And I will use the remainig package for my research work and entertainment while also using them for the 2nd cause when needed.

    Thank You

  47. Erin Marie says:

    Since my husband and I already have 4 computers (yeah, I know), one of which is only a little over 2 months old, and many other things, I don’t think I would even keep any of the prizes, except maybe a copy of Kung Fu Panda. My 4-year-old brother-in-law would love a copy of that movie, too. I would give one of the notebooks to my mother-in-law who is trying to start a career transcriptioning with only two really old computers to work on. A computer would also go to my family, who are also using ancient machines. My mom is a teacher, and I know she could use a nicer computer, perhaps even one of the notebooks, for her work. Everything else I will work with my church and bishop to make sure it gets to those who could use a little pick-me-up this holiday season.

    Actually, could I just get the $6,000 in cash? I could give $500 to 12 families. Let’s do that instead.

    (No, really, I’ll take whatever you can give me.)

  48. Julie Nusbaum says:

    I would love to donate to an organization, but that isn’t what’s touching my heart. I live in a small rural area, so when something unfortunate happens, word spreads rapidly. There are two local families who had recent house fires: one lost everything and has 6 home schooled kids; the other is a struggling single mom with MS. I would love to be able to give each of them a new laptop to help replace a small part of what they’ve lost. I would also like to donate the blue ray player to a local organization, though I’d have to find out who could use it most first. I’d like to keep the desktop computer for myself since my old one is slowly dying and I’d like a laptop for my college-bound son. He is very bright and will make a great engineer some day, but he has great difficulty with writing. He will need a computer at school and we are nervous about how we’ll pay for college since his test scores indicate that scholarships may not be in his future. I’m not a blogger, but so as not to miss out via a technicality:
    http://mooshinindy.com/2008/12/03/hp-magic-giveaway/#comments and
    http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/

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