Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I'll take two semaphore flags and a 16X Powered Riser Adapter Card
Once, the challenge was writing the new year on your checks.
A few days into 1994 you'd still be writing 1993.
Darn this relentless change!
Now we've got new devices and concepts flung at us like overripe tomatoes while the stalwarts crumble.
I had one of those moments last week when you can almost feel the howling winds of change.
Friday night, a friend asked my wife and me to stop over for dessert.
Tea. Christmas cookies. Doesn't sound like the prelude to challenging your concept of the monetary system, does it?
So we're sipping tea, nibbling cookies. Enter the son, back from college. Up from the basement where he's . . . doing what? Guess! Running a train set? No. Mining crypto-currency? Yes. All the kids are doing it. We adults troop downstairs to watch.
A metal shelf. And a dozen or so black slabs of video cards, electronics. Glowing red lights. A flat screen spitting strings of numbers.
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