1/9/12

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?

Many, many years ago I worked as a programmer on an IBM 360.  It was a giant of a computer that required it's own little room, and as I stood there feeding it data on keypunched cards I would wish that some day somebody would invent a computer small enough that I could have one at home.

Who would have thought back then that that day would really come, and that when it did, technology would slowly start to snowball?
Who would have thought that I would one day find myself living in a high tech world where even my youngest grandson is more tech savvy than me?




5 comments:

Marie said...

My mother worked with one of those huge room sized computers way back in the day. She was really nervous about it I remember and almost had a nervous breakdown at the time when they were training her to use it. To this day she will not have even a bank card. My youngest grandsons are definitely more tech savvy than me, but I keep plugging away and trying to keep up with the times! I am a pretty good bowler on the wii!

The Rose Room said...

that is an amazing story! Children today seem to be born with a technology chip implanted! Wishing you a very belated Happy New Year! Rachaelxo

Sandy said...

that is too funny! i was in college as a computer programmer and learned on one of those big ole "fill the room up" computers. wow, haven't the times changed. lol

Veronica Lee said...

I was a computer programmer in the 80s and worked with a mainframe too! We had all those huge monochrome dumb terminals on our desks. Yes, times have indeed changed!!!

Grammy Staffy said...

Isn't it all so amazing!!!! Yes, who would have thought. When I was working on my college senior project in 1967 I had to go to the library and write note cards because there was no Xerox machine to make copies. I had to type my project using carbon paper so I could have a copy to keep. I had to type slowly because my professor would not allow work to be turned in with any type errors corrected with white-out.

Luckily, I had a computer by the time I was typing my thesis for my masters. Who would have thought we would come so far in just a few years??? It really is amazing.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a great week. Hugs, Lura