Lego Blocks & Computers

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One thing I sort of miss from my childhood is playing with Lego blocks. I had a super cool collection of forts and even a pirate ship with a treasure chest and a compass that really worked. I loved my Lego blocks.

I don’t know what happened to all of them. I think a few might still be in the basement of my parents’ house, but I imagine the majority of them got swept or vacuumed up.

A few years ago, I thought it would be fun to buy to buy Lego blocks again. So I did on a few different occasions, but it was an ultimately frustrating endeavor because I didn’t have enough of the pieces I wanted, and too many of the ones I didn’t need.

Perhaps someday if I have a son we will amass a huge Lego collection together. Maybe we’ll spend many fun hours building massive Lego structures. Come to think of it, I’d want to do that with a daughter too.

Sometimes when I tell people that I like to build computers, they’ll ask questions like, “wow, isn’t that hard?” Truthfully, it really isn’t that difficult. Building a computer is a lot like playing with Lego blocks. The only difference is that the pieces cost hundreds of dollars. Heh. There’s probably a correlation between my enjoyment of Lego blocks as a child and my enjoyment of building computers today.

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