It tells the story of two young children named Tommy and Margie who live in the year 2157, where children get an education through computers at their home. One day they come through a printed book and learn something about the school that existed hundreds and hundreds of years ago. The central idea of the story 'The Fun They had' is to build a comparison between the method of education used in the past and the present. The importance of the traditional form of education has been highlighted in the story. The computerized form of education had replaced the traditional form.