How quickly internet technology has developed is fascinating to me as in a mere forty-six years it has gone from being a simple technology to communicate data between two universities to being a worldwide phenomenon that allows anyone to search for any piece of information they like, and communicate with people all over the world. Before Arpanet was released these technologies were extremely limited, and before that there simply was no technology but a piece of paper, a pen, and some poor bloke delivering the message by horseback. When you consider that 150 years ago we didn’t even have such a thing as telephones, the speed of development in internet technology is astounding. For a closer look at just how the internet has developed over time I looked at our essential reading – Chapman, C. (2009) The History of the Internet in a Nutshell. How amazing is it that something so incredible can be created, developed, and expanded so astronomically over such a short period time when it took humanity so long to even develop basic technologies or decent plumbing?!
I found this article a very interesting read as it shows the contrast of how life was before the internet. I think it’s great for our generation to consider as we’ve never know life without the internet or computer technology.