DREAM BIGGER THAN THE WORLD YOU SEE AROUND YOU. IT CAN CHANGE.

DREAM BIGGER THAN THE WORLD YOU SEE AROUND YOU.  IT CAN CHANGE.
I was 10 years old.  I saw this in the Radio Shack Catalog.  The PT-210 Portable Data Terminal from Tandy / Radio Shack.  I wanted it.
I imagined typing to people from all around the world on it.
it happened.  Better than expected.  You’re on it now.

Phone=Internet (Broadband)
Paper=Screen
Keyboard=Keyboard

Dreams can come true.  Mine did.  We have Internet.

This is before BBS’s.  Before online services.  Before you could hook your computer to your phone.  This before the IBM PC came out. (6 months before).  This is 1 1/2 years before the Macintosh came out.  [that came out a few days before my birthday.  I really wanted that too!].  This is way before the Internet was open to the public and websites came out.  [10 years after this and I didn’t hear about the Internet until 7 years after I saw this… I think it was top-secret or something at the time]

Now you know why I type so much.  I’m still 10 years old, typing on that thing that I never got, but instead, got something way much better: a whole world full of people doing exactly what I dreamed of at 10 years old.

Maybe this is why, even though I’ve been around a long time, I never lost that spark in my eyes.  The dreamer that dreamed is living his dream and the rest of the world is living his dream too.  My dream.

Phone=Internet (Broadband)
Paper=Screen
Keyboard=Keyboard

I imagined typing to people from all around the world…

DREAM BIGGER THAN THE WORLD YOU SEE AROUND YOU.  IT CAN CHANGE.

 


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