Well just from telling you that little bit about me and how things used to be it prompts me to asking for any of you that may just fall on this blog to ask yourselves how you think you would manage without our technology? it is a scary thought you know , you may not think it is as we now all take our computers for granted less you are the same age group as me that is but try to imagine how we all would manage with a phone that had to be attached to a wire on the wall or the desk.... no choices and you know just to even have a phone was amazing those days. Do you remember the first Mobile Phones how heavy and cumbersome they were? and to have a computer that had more than 10meg memory was really something
i would be very interested to hear any persons comments on how they imagine we managed or indeed if they think they could manage without all our new innovations it should be fun if you put your minds to it you know think of all that you take for granted ( same as me ) as maybe i am coming up for 60 but i love all the technology I taught myself to use the computer and took my microsoft exams in order to earn a living using the computer as a web services company helping many new companies to literally set themselves up in business using the very same innovations available to us today
Even the software has come on so fast when i started it was with a ZX Spectrum as many of you will remember well when we programmed the games into the machine , saved them to a tape and then hoped that the electricity meter did not run out before you had completed your program my heart was literally broken more than once when I was almost complete in the program and to have the meter run out and have to start all over again !
When you work now with Windows XP or even Vista you would many of you find it hard to imagine just putting in a cd and the program working ... how would you like to have put in 12 floppy discs just to get a copy of windows 3.1 and that was something else let me tell you for those of you that never done that! each disc carefully numbered and remember before we got to that to load the computer up after formatting our small disc drive and ensuring there was enough space we had to load our DOS ( the latest version naturally ) must not be without the latest version !!!
Did you ever think how difficult it was to create a web site those first days ? we did not have any of the wonderous software available to us now like Webstyle , Dreamweaver nor could we make our desktops look so fantastic and customised what a wonderful time this is and you know I wish i was born 30 years later so as I could see some conculsion as to what NEXT people like Stardock and Impulse are going to have to offer us ......... it will be an intersting time i think eh?
Anyway please add your comments I am interested to hear how the technological advances have made your life better or worse and if you feel you can mange without your microwave - computers - new phones - ,mobiles thanks for reading