Starting with V90 technology, I discovered the Internet in the late 90s. I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was a complete beginner and a friend of mine helped me to connect a modem to my first Pentium computer. After a lot of carrier noise, the computer was finally connected to the Internet. There was no Google yet, so he showed me Altavista and said: "Now you can search. Search for what?
But I quickly adapted to this new idea of information delivery, and soon I was curious about how these websites were built. So I copied the code, modified it and learned step by step how websites worked.
As I am a trained technical engineer, it took me a few years to turn this hobby into a profession. Since then I have gone through simple html and web development using jsp, java app development for the first smartphone prototypes, system administration including oracle cluster used for hospitality software.
My conclusion after all these years is that there are too many different technologies that basically do the same thing. What I try to do is reduce the variety of technologies and systems to reduce the amount of training and maintenance for what is standard.
The whole idea of a personal computer and what it is used for has changed so much in the last ten years and I am glad to have had a front row seat to that process.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.Robert H. Goddard
US physicist & pioneer rocket engineer (1882 - 1945)
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