Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
I’ve been in the IT industry since my University days – more than a quarter of a century ago. I cut my teeth on Commodores and Ataris writing programs that fit within 3.5KB of memory…
I’ve always been a gadget guy – not bleeding edge – but one who utilizes technology slightly ahead of the average consumer. I had a mobile phone that came in a small carrying bag, traditional candy-bar phones, Blackberries, Motorola Windows Mobile and my most current is an iPhone 3GS.
And it’s changing the face of media with a speed that rivals Moore’s law.
There is a global\mobile\social interconnection taking place that’s creating several “new media” winners…and many “legacy media” losers. This point was driven home during a media conference I attended recently in NYC where 4 out of 5 global media executive panelists declared the iPad a “total gamechanger” – forever redefining the way B2C and B2B information is delivered and consumed. I also tend to believe newspapers, as well as many other print media properties, are on life support and it’s only a matter of time before they convert to an all-digital model.
Technology Professional at Union Bank
I consider myself a fairly adept computer user. I’m not afraid to try out new software, and the tag “beta” or a version number less than 1.0 don’t really bother me. If something happens that causes a bit of discomfort, I usually just restart the offending application and soldier on.
A few weeks ago, I caught the link on the Firefox home page for the beta of Firefox 4. I’d been using Firefox 3 on my MacBook for quite awhile as my favored browser. I don’t think I’d ever seen that link before, or tried out “beta” versions of Firefox previously.