Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Growing with Technology & Internet Era

So its going to be like backward and forward journey of how Internet became part of my life (ok ours, since you are here) & how its the reason we are together here on this blog with or without even knowing each other or perhaps you searched for something that is hopefully not in this post :)
So lets go back quickly & let me write few tidbits i remember….


Mid-90’s
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Ah, the long eager waiting for once (max twice) in a week “Computer Lab” class – rushing faster, unlacing shoes before entering lab (just 4-5 machines – read big bulky x86 computers) so that you can be the first in group to do some BASIC programs or work in WordStar.

Later-90’s 

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Thank you Windows 95 or 98, now we have another reason to rush. 
If (study/assignment is done(0))
{
  Play GAMES       //Guess which?
}
else (teacher not around)
{
Play games                  
}
Then came the big IT boom, private computer training institute's sprung up like mushrooms & your regular college/school studies were just not enough. So joined the private training institute after getting parents approval as this will be the best thing to happen in my life & started 1 year course (Windows, Office, Foxpro, Database.. & then C, C++, VB, & HTML etc). Yes, this helped & assured that computer is not just gaming (entertainment) device or a subject to score easy marks but it can help if used correctly.

Post- Y2K (Graduation) 

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Somehow the fascination turned into dreams >> career choice & admission to Bachelor of Computer Applications. Mostly dominated by Pentium Era, got my first desktop Pentium III (around 60-70K or 1700-1800$) & from there things started changing. That's when the love grew deeper – more games, more movies, music & yeah also studies when the assignments have to be finished (aka deadline) but more & more connectivity came (dial-up modems - beep beep :D)then having just a computer didn't looked enough. Networks & i want to know all about networks was the beginning all credits to Computer Networks by Andrew S Tenanbaum. Since then its been a continuous chase more updates on my Study Blog (No tech stuff here)

Change/Shift in Technical & Hardware Terms 

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Processor: 386 486 Pentium I/II/III/IV Dual Core, Core2 Duo, Quad Core, Extreme i7 ...
RAM: 128 Mb, 256 Mb , 512 Mb, 1 Gb…… & know even more than 8Gb <-- my first HDD was about this size.

But now i believe there is another shift happening where device will be getting smaller, smarter & will be ready to connect you with the world wide web without much fuzz..
Why? >> Chrome OS, Nokia N900, Netbooks, Smartphone's (Iphone), still need more reasons wait for some time then……

Some of the Websites (small list) that changed the way we live and have taken us from Computer era to Internet era & made internet the soul of computer. (yeah just having computer/notebook without Internet is like having a vehicle without fuel)

- Email (Gmail, Yahoo, hotmail etc)
- Social networks (Orkut, Facebook, Twitter etc)
- Videos (YouTube, TED etc)
- Online Shopping (Amazon, Ebay etc)
- & if you live in  India you just can’t miss --> www.irctc.co.in  (forgot those long queues to book a train ticket, what a Relief!!)
- Online Learning Forums & communities  esp. if you are a networking enthusiast like me then don't forget – CLN (Cisco Learning Network)
Last but not least one who binds all together & keep all the information just a click away >> GOOGLE  [wasn’t paid for it :)]

Internet connectivity have made life so different that's it hard to imagine how life could have been without it & the learning's that are possible today could have ever been possible. So, can we stop this flood of information or knowledge of such tightly networked community. Lets go to sleep & start dreaming or enjoy the random information shared below……

Video Watch
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Related Posts
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http://blogs.cisco.com/security/comments/things_that_the_internet_has_changed/

Random Article
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New threat >> Subcutaneous Implants :D Professor Kevin Warwick from Reading University in the UK is known for his experiments in this area. "My body was effectively extended over the Internet," Warwick says.
It's a far cry from his vision of transforming humanity into a race of half-machine cyborgs able to commune with the digital world—there is no spoon, Neo—but such an evolution is necessary, says 54-year-old Warwick.

Related PPT

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Whatever you think believe or say we are better connected today without any discrimination for caste, color, creed, age & country. All connected via a Virtual Global Village !!!!
- More you know, lesser it seems – << sorabhk5 >>
Cheers.

1 comment:

So Far So Good - But if I dont like what you say >> might have to delete it :)