Starting with V90 technology I was discovering the Internet since the late 90s. I recall the day as if it was yesterday.
I am a total beginner a friend of mine helped me setup a modem to my first Pentium computer. After a lot of carrier noise the computer finally was connected to the internet. Google was not around yet so he showed me Altavista and said: "You can search now". Search for what?
But I adapted quickly to this new idea of information delivery and soon I was curious how those websites where built. So I copied the code, modified it and thereby learned step by step how websites work.
Since I am a technical engineer in education it took me a fews years to make this hobby 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 which were used for hospitality software.
My conclusion after all these years is that there is too much technology. What I try to do is to reduce the diversity of techniques and systems in order to reduce the effort in familiarization and maintenance for what is standard.
The whole idea of a personal computer and what it is used for has changed in such a tremendous way the last decade and I am glad I could participate in the whole process from the front row.
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)
IT-Engineer at the
Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
of the Austrian Academy of Sciences