From Adding Machines to Sex Robots

It's the little things. They add up. I've been studying electronics as a hobby, learning what I can from YouTube videos, books, and mistakes. I've wanted to understand computers and the like. I've even built a couple. You open up a computer, see all the pieces, and then you ask, "Where is the magic? Which piece is the piece that turns electricity into thinking?"

After a few years pursuing this hobby, I can still say that I don't know much, but I do know there...

 
Bobby Neal Winters, a native of Harden City, Oklahoma, blogs at redneckmath.blogspot.com and okieinexile.blogspot.com. He invites you to "like" the National Association of Lawn Mowers on Facebook.
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #42, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo42/baby-steps