This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--ENABLE 
Five minutes to free write about it.

Eons ago when computers first came into being, I worked as a programmer on a large IBM 360/20 that required a whole room to stand in. I loved my job and wished they made a computer small enough to have at home.

Who would have thought that down the pike not only would we have desktops and laptops, but with the advent of cell phones, a computer small enough to fit in one's pocket?

Technology has made some pretty incredible advances, for which I am truly thankful--especially during this pandemic. Thanks to Zoom, I can have face to face contact with family and friends, continue to participate in groups I used to be a part of before isolation, and even have in-person telemed visits with my doctor. 

As for Livestream, I am grateful beyond words for the doors it has opened for me. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine there would come a day when distance would no longer be a barrier, and I would be able to attend live church services, concerts, graduations, or any other event around the globe, in the comfort of my own home.  Who would have thought?


  1. And i bet you are your own computer repair person too!

  2. I have been wanting to attend an Orthodox service in one of those big huge cathedrals. We don't have any close by. Hmm... I can Livestream! Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  3. Amazing what has happened with technology from the time I was a kid. I remember when computers filled a room, and now I use a laptop!

  4. I was a computer programmer too but not on the mainframes. I worked on a minicomputer in the 80s! Technology certainly has come a long way - we didn't use a mouse back then and our dumb terminals were monochromatic!

  5. It is amazing the strides technology has made, and I am so grateful!

  6. We have attended weddings and funerals this year thanks to this technology. And kept in touch with family and friends. Did you ever watch the Man from Uncle? I remember large rooms with floor to ceiling computers with wheels whirling around and thinking goodness, that's amazing!

  7. My sentiments exactly...who would have thought?
    I am so grateful for all of these advancements, especially during these difficult times.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog. I appreciate it.

  8. Yes, me too, very thankful. I'm surprised when my old brain understands the new technology ... keeps us young, yes?
    God bless your day! (FMF#23)


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