Doing as my father did


I have some pretty fond memories of my Dad, a math teacher, bringing home one of the (or maybe it was the) Apple II computers from work when I was in first or second grade.  That’s how I got introduced to computers (and where I learned how to spell catalog).  It’s also where I spent a lot of time learning economics and running my own lemonade stand (iPhone version here).

Flash forward 30 some years and I find I’m doing the same with my two children and weirdly enough on Apple computers (first computer I owned was  Commdore 64 followed by an Amiga and then some Gateway running Windows in 1995 – only recently went back to Apple).  My son spends his time in KidZui (which to him is the same as and my daugther does drawing with Tux Paint (on an 8 year-old Powerbook, but she doesn’t seem to notice or care).

My son recently asked me if he could have my black MacBook when he is older.  I laughed, sure, but I haven’t any idea what computers will look like 30 years from now!


Categories: Non Work

2 responses

  1. David Humphrey wrote on :

    Your story is wonderful, and exactly parallels my own life (C64 – Amiga 2000 – Gateway 2000 running Win95 … – recently switched to Apple). I’ve also done what you’re doing with my own daughters, who appear to be about the same age as your two. We spend a lot of time on as well :)

  2. Blair McBride wrote on :

    I thought spelling was “catalogue” 😛