Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10 Years

Goes by so fast… 10 years ago we had finally gotten broadband from AT&T via DSL and it was a whopping 768/128 connection which I thought was the cats meow. It was buggy and frequently went down. Online video at the time was horrible, Internet TV and even Google was just a year away from going public.

10 years ago I was able to get my boss wireless access via a PCMCIA card at dial up speeds if he was lucky. He was able to use it to remote into our network slowly but he was able to work. Today we can bring our Internet connection with us, on our phone even and we’re spoiled by it. I frequently work from the RV, friends or family’s house using my Verizon MiFi saving me from working in my basement for so many years.

Tonight via my 100Mbps Comcast connection I’m watching The Blaze TV in HD on my computer via the Internet on a 27” monitor while watching networking class video on another 27” monitor while working on a Visio document on another 24” monitor while using email on yet another 24” monitor. Maybe that’s why my neck hurts so much?

I digress, I think we have seen more technical progress the past 10 years than the previous 10 years and it will probably continue at yet an even more accelerated rate the next 10. The silicon limit they thought would kill CPU advancement increases (very un-technical term) was figured out and now they have processes being researched that will bring unreal levels of performance, whether it’s on a desktop is another question. I believe it will be but what we consider a desktop will be much changed.

I’m a tech geek, I don’t blog about it much but while working on 4 monitors doing many things at the same time which my wife gets a good laugh at I was thinking about how much has changed in just 10 years.

Here’s looking forward to the next 10 years! Smile

7 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Yep time passes by and electronics technology jumps in bounds... As a boy, I had a two tube transmitter that was crystal controlled at 7 mghz. And what would the baud rate be of hand CW.... Lol.. Now our Mifi brings all of this to us at 1.8 gightz from an unseen cell tower... And who would have thought that a single coax lead could have an entire spectrum inside it... ? Amazing...

Big Matt said...

Now, imagine working at the company that is developing that next generation of stuff.... ;).

In other news, finalized the papers today on my new trailer, went through the checklist of stuff that needed fixing, all pretty minor in the scheme of things, and set the date of delivery to the second weekend of September to give me time to clear out the old trailer from the site we're moving into so that the delivery guys can pull the new trailer in. :).

Erik's RV Blog said...

Rod - Amazing indeed! :)

Big Matt - I would love to be working there, hell yes!

You are going to blog about it when you pick it up right? :) I'm excited for you!

Big Matt said...

Erik, I will eventually, my blog is backlogged right now, I've got three months of trip to still write up to wrap up 2012 so I can then get caught up with 2013....

Erik's RV Blog said...

Big Matt - Well bud, I wish you luck. I love our 5th wheel, I miss the Class A because of the ease of use but the Montana is awesome and makes up for it.

Good luck!

TexCyn said...

It is amazing how blazing fast things have changed over the past years. Even cell phones -- mine is almost obsolete already & it's only a year old! I bought a netbook - downside, it has Windows 8, so my old camera won't work with it. There are no updated drivers for the camera...boo.

Erik's RV Blog said...

TexCyn - What camera do you have? I might have a work-around for you, let me know ok?