They are sure going to look silly if the world ends tomorrow.
Bring back the 8-track!
The Intel GMA500 graphics are very broken on linux right now. I wouldn't buy this if you want 3d acceleration to work. Also, if you want to use it for watching HD video, you should wait until the driver problems are addressed.
I am a new father and I certainly understand your point. I am very concerned about the effect that the way women are portrayed in the media will have on my daughter. My wife and I are already discussing the problems with things like the internet. I have made my position well known with her. I don't want to restrict my daughter's access to some incredibly valuable tools just because she might stumble on something offensive. I would rather sit down and have a frank discussion with my daughter and show her some actual data to impress upon her that what she sees on the internet and on tv and in magazines is not an accurate picture of real women. I consider it my responsibility to combat the false message that is being spewed by the mainstream media.