Friday, August 31, 2018
Tuscon Meyer street 1908
No numbers! Just remember, I did apologize for the numbers in the last line!. LOL
Have you ever been ‘out done’ or ‘done in’ by auto correct? I am thinking of a couple times I did not pay attention and my computer helped me out(ouch). I got a smile from Myra awhile back when auto correct changed ‘morn’ to ‘moron’.
Science changes are wonderful and also confusing to us old folk. Invariably someone will hand me a phone and say, “I love this picture.” When I take it I touch the wrong thing and the screen is blank, or not a picture.
I have (like you), some brilliant grand kids Well mine are grand men and women now. But Josh who is our resident Geek, ‘Microsoft qualified’ and brilliant. He knows I was a repairman on some of the first computers. He sent me a link to an article on ‘Data Bases’.
As I read it I smiled at the advances of the day. I have said it here that I was a repairman on one of the first digital computers. That is nothing special, there were thousands of us repairmen. The computer used vacuum tubes (over 20,000). The computer took up 1200 sqft (the size of a small 3BR home). It took an Air conditioner the same size to cool the vacuum tubes.
I said the above to say, that computer could not do 1/100th of what the smallest smart phone will do today. I was telling a friend the other day, Ships must be much lighter today because those computers are replaced by a laptop. Power requirements must be 'nil', as we required tremendous amps/watts.
It is sorta embarrassing, my job in the USAF and in the USN no longer exists. I am a dinosaur. The other chiefs in the USN know that, but my grand kids don’t. They seem to think I am smart (I think) LOL.
I left computers and started building (after a stint of running a roach coach). Now I see that job (building) has passed me up. I watched our roofers do a job in two days that 20 years ago would have taken 4-5 days.
Now I ask you, has the job you spent your life doing changed?
Lord help me, I remember service stations line this. And cars like this:
I was 10 years old when this Merc came out!