I can remember as a young boy my brother disassembling the Atari for his science project. I sat as I watched him tear it to pieces until the entire game console was not recognizable. I believe he did take it to school but the funny thing was I never saw that again, which meant no more football which consisted of four square players battling four square players to see who will be the big winner. May have been simple, as you think back to that technology compared to today, back then I was devastated that I was no longer going to blow on the cartridge (making sure it worked, dust free) and fire up the Atari.
In just the past 10 years I have noticed that if I don't keep up with as much of the technology as I can I will be losing a valuable tool in regards to coaching the high school team, relatability. Being able to relate to students and adapt to the learning environment of today helps to teach and inspire them in a way that they relate, even a guy that used to get thrills out of playing an Atari.
My father, mother, and I will be attending a fundraising event that helps make sure that the youth technology programs of the Whitman County library stay current with the ever changing world of technology. Library's struggle to keep up with the high cost associated with the technology that youth need to adapt, that's where we can help. Join us in Colfax for the PICNIC in Style! CLICK button for details.