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!