In November 2012, Alex Klein showed his little cousin a 'raspberry pie,' or simple, super cheap computer. And six-year-old Micah posed a challenging question: Was there a computer that he could build himself? And could it be as simple and fun to play with as Legos?
Klein, then a 22-year-old fresh from Yale, was cutting his teeth in journalism, but the question from Micah redirected his career path.
The ethics, politics, and economics major became obsessed with the idea of deconstructing seemingly mysterious and foreboding computers so that anyone could touch and manipulate the technology, including, of course, Micah.