INDIANAPOLIS — Milton Allen opened Laptop Children on the nook of forty sixth Road and Faculty Avenue within the early Eighties.
The objective of the enterprise was to show youngsters about computer systems at an early age. Allen additionally hoped to calm the fears surrounding the rising know-how.
1981: Educating Children About Computer systems
Former WRTV reporter Derrik Thomas spoke with Allen about that concern in a report initially filed on July 20, 1981.
“Numerous dad and mom are fearful, however there’s no actual motive to be terrified of a pc,” Allen mentioned. “It’s form of like a mechanic of some type, educating children to make use of the suitable instruments to get the suitable run of this system. To make the factor do what they need it to and it’s a bunch of symbols and codes. It may be fairly easy for youths just because they don’t have the psychological blocks as adults do.”
Additionally featured within the report had been brothers Josh and Luke Morehead. The pair lived within the neighborhood and had been amongst Allen’s first college students.
WRTV lately tracked down each brothers to seek out out what they’re doing right now.
Luke Morehead earned a level in electrical engineering and ultimately began his personal laptop consulting enterprise. He’s at present the Director of Expertise for the IHSAA.
Luke mentioned seeing the story introduced again many reminiscences of Milton Allen.
“It’s been such a blessing in my life simply to have that interplay to have an grownup mentor outdoors of the household that we may look as much as and respect,” Luke mentioned.
Josh Morehead is now an engineer and he credit Allen for serving to him develop his skillset.
“You look again at rising up at what influenced us for our profession and our lives, a few of the skillsets he was creating have been an amazing asset to me as I began my profession in engineering and program administration,” Josh mentioned.
As for Milton Allen, he now calls Georgia residence. Allen lately visited the Hoosier state and WRTV organized a shock reunion 40 years within the making.
Allen was past elated to see his former college students.
“It introduced tears to my eyes to see these guys,” Allen mentioned. “It has been 40 years right here they arrive stroll it up and I’ve grey hair like mine. I did not anticipate this. It has made my yr month a number of years!”