I LOVE THIS QUESTION!
I'm just marking my place here, even though I can't answer right this second. But I do know if I don't mark the question that it will just completely escape my mind and I'll never get around to it. I'm actually thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis sleep deprived right now, and when that happens I start to go a bit loopy. My friend rang and ordered that I get some sleep because apparently I sound like I'm a drug user on helium because that's what happens when I'm completely overtired. But it's 8:00 which is *way* too early to go to sleep, so I'm going to play soccer in the house. So that this answer isn't a complete fail, I'll answer one of the BQs now. :)
7. I am a new owner of a Toshiba that is similar to this one; http://idhp.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Toshiba-Satellite-T110-11.6in-CULV-notebook-idhp-1.jpg , and I like it since it's light-weight and any computer that doesn't delete words as I type them would be an upgrade to the one I had. The battery life is also incredibly compared to my last two. But, even with all these perks, I don't think it would be the best one on the market to recommend to a college student since Toshibas are infamous for overheating and I'm a bit wary of this one after Toshiba I died. (R.I.P) .... I like this laptop a *lot* but I probably wouldn't have selected it by myself. :) I think maybe you'd be better off with a Mac, although they really frustrate me and I can hardly use them.
EDIT ~ I'm sorry for not answering this question yet!!!! I've officially mastered the art of procrastination, but after tomorrow's exam, I should have some more time to spend answering questions and relaxing without feeling so guilty. Btw, have you read 'Vanishing Acts', by Jodi Picoult? I've just started it and am only up to page 70, or something, but I'm liking it more than 'The Tenth Circle', but not as much as 'My Sister's Keeper'. Some of the paragraphs from the first few chapters reminded me of the recent question you asked about connecting scents to memories, actually. Even though these characters have flaws, I find them a lot more likeable than the ones in 'The Tenth Circle'. Wow, this is slowly becoming a book review, and not an answer. Reading is a hobby that I've sort of pushed aside for a while, and I'm glad that I'm slowly getting back into it. I've found that it's hard to find a book that captivates my interest long enough for me to get past page 20, but I'm working at it. It's for this reason that my answer will probably not include that many book characters, but more so from movies and television shows.
*Drum roll for half of an answer, which sucks but needs to be completed so this interesting question won't be lonely*
I believe Mr. Shuester from Glee would be a Mac kind of guy. I think he'd enjoy the garage band application and would still have the tools for all of his teaching necessities. He seems like an 'Apple' guy in general, really. He has a fresh and unique character. Kurt also seems like a Mac kind of guy. I can see Rachael and Quinn with pink or purple netbooks, and Puck with a solid, basic laptop that's been dropped around a few times but is still sturdy. Finn seems like someone who would just settle with an old, no-frills desktop. Kind of like the ones that my old health classroom had before they were finally replaced (Thank God for that!!).
I can't imagine if Holden Caulfield was alive today, that he would be fond of technology. I think he'd be totally critical of social networking in particular, and be continuously picking fights on formspring. Myspace wouldn't be his cup of tea, either. He'd have a cheap, old laptop like my very first Acer, that took an hour to load a word document. He wouldn't have the patience, and would very quickly drop kick it out of the window, I assume.
I love the answer above regarding Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy : )
1. What phone would the characters / historical figures use if they were alive today? For example, would Romeo and Juliet text each other from their iPhones?
~ As I stated above, Mr. Shuester and many of the other Glee cast members strike me as Apple kind of people, so I would imagine that an iPhone would be what they were after. I can imagine Kurt with a Blackberry, though. Holden would have one of those brick-like Nokia phones that are ancient. The kind with nothing on them except text messaging and that snake game. Yeah, I had that phone.
2. What websites would they bookmark?
~ Obviously the Glee cast would favour sites like Reverb Nation and Last FM. I can't hear the music on the latter site because of copyright restrictions, but I love their 'Similar Artists' application. They'd be a regular iTunes user and would be continuously uploading Glee club videos onto youtube. Mr. Shuester is a top contributor in the singing section, you know.
3. What image would they use for their desktop background?
~ Holden would just stick with the original one that it came from. He doesn't care much for the frivolous parts of technology and I don't think he could care less what his background would be.
Rachael would have a stretched out photo of herself, Kurt would have his dream car.
4. If they had an iPhone or another phone with apps, which ones would they use the most?
~ There's this new application for iPhones where you can take a Taylor Swift song and make it into a more urban track, and I think a few of the Glee cast members would have fun playing around with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77lonao7r88
I think Holden would like some of the classic book applications.
5. What would their screen names and email addresses be?
: ) haha
6. If Leonardo Di Vinci invented his own brand of computers, what do you think he would call it?
~ I don't know! I like this question, and you should answer it in the additional details because I think your answers would be interesting!!
**** I totally deserve the thumbs downs for taking so long to write out such a lousy answer. This week's been busy and different characters that I adore, like Brian Fitzgerald from My Sister's Keeper, kept popping into my mind for this question but they weren't appropriate and as clearly defined as others, so it was hard to answer. Maybe by the next time you ask a cool question, I'll have read more books so the answer will be approximately 24.6% better than this one.
: ) Thanks for asking such an awesome question! It was really interesting (& I want your ideas for BQ 6!)