Many of you who have been visiting this blog for a while may remember that my son Bubba and I often put together complicated Lego sets when he was little. Or more correctly, I put together complicated Lego sets, while he supervised.
Since then, Bubba has graduated on to bigger, better things. Namely, building computers. This was the project over the last two weeks. Both Bubba and my husband each decided to build a computer. A total of two. This involved several trips to MicroCenter, the computer part store, and a lot of online browsing for parts. My head was spinning from all the computer jargon I heard.
When all the pieces and parts were gathered, assembly began. I was shocked that my boy actually knew how to install a motherboard. (He needed some help with the wiring. Since that was beyond my capability, I had my husband take care of it.)
The shocker for me was when I saw him on the computer playing a video game.
"It actually works?" I said.
"Yep. It's just like putting together a Lego set. Except it's for big people."
Have you ever built a computer? Do you understand how all those parts do what they do? I don't have a clue!