When Twilight Sparkle asks Spike to order her a computer, he thinks nothing of it. But when Twilight begins devoting all her time to the magical device and hiding her activities, things begin to get strange. Spike's fear for his best friend's condition increases as she cleans the basement all by herself - and demands that Spike stay out of it. The young dragon attempts to seek help from the rest of the Mane Six, only to find that they, too, are too enraptured by their computers to deal with Ponyville living.
A forced trip to the basement lands Spike in the middle of the answers he's looking for - and all the shocking revelation those answers entail.