Today Is The Future I Fantasized About As A Kid

Panorama of my office at home

My office occasionally becomes so cluttered and dysfunctional I’d rather work elsewhere.


It’s a great room. I know because it’s functional now. The spring cleaning has made it through this second floor room

This is the room I fantasized about as a boy. Seriously. I didn’t know the shape my computer would be or exactly what it would do, but I knew I’d have one some day.

When I grew up computers were immense and had staffs attending to them. Expensive. Uncommon.

I used to read almanacs and the encyclopedia. A gift of an atlas from Helaine was very special. Now, it’s all at my fingertips.

My boyhood imagination’s office of today had blinking lights. Done. This place is crazy with blinking lights! They’re tiny and there are no Nixies, but they blink in patterns I can’t discern. That’s the part that counts.

How often do your childhood fantasies come true?

5 thoughts on “Today Is The Future I Fantasized About As A Kid”

  1. Congrats on having such a room where your childhood fantasies came true. Indeed, that is very special. The true blessing is that you are aware of it.
    I am lucky enough to do what I love for a living. I’ve always wanted to work with animals; decided to become a groomer when I was ten. I still love my work – wish I could make a better living doing it – hoping the economy turns around before I’m too old to do it anymore. That said, there is a special joy in having a childhood dream at your fingertips.

  2. Nixie tubes? Boy that brings back memories. Our Grundig radio had one on it. My Pentron reel to reel single track tape recorder had one too. I loved it. Time moves in though.

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