Monday, December 31, 2007


How's that for a catchy tech blog entry? I have a new client who is a self-appointed "technie-dunderhead" and I love her sense of humor about herself.

Take note, though -- at least she's trying! Today is the last day of 2007, and people are still learning about computers, still making the effort to get up to speed with email, web browsing and the new tech age.

  • 1981 was the birth of the IBM-PC, precursor to all we know today. It's now a quarter-century old
  • 1989 was the year the internet and web were made ordinary, by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • 1994 brought us Windows 3.0, the first graphical interface for computers.
  • 2001 was the first release of Windows XP, quickly adopted by 400 million people by 2006, and still the mainstay for computer users. Fully-functioning and almost quirk-free, Windows XP made the internet and computers a household word and multi-billion dollar industry.

We've reached major milestones in a relatively short time, and there is so much more we can do, as a society, as individuals, and as the first generation on earth to have all this technology available to us.