In today’s computerised world it’s hard to imagine there were times without computers and phones. Honestly, I recently noticed it how difficult it was to explain my three sons that I neither used a computer, calculator nor a smartphone when I had their age. Yesterday, during a lecture, I admitted I almost wouldn’t know how to live without them. And yes, I realise I might be addicted. Today I found a great Infographic showing the computer’s evolution. Getting curious? Read on!
This Infographic by Tech King for sure will help me to explain my sons the past better. Some computers are missing, but who cares?
Computer technology keeps developing fast
Meanwhile, it made me think as well. Seeing the dramatic evolution in 50 years time, I wonder what will happen in the upcoming years.
In a relatively short period of time we managed to reduce the computer from truck size into pocket size, meanwhile dramatically increasing it’s computing power, memory and storage.
Will we be able to make proper use of the possibilities?
This trend will continue, the future is mobile. We want to know, get and tell something here and now. We don’t like to wait. Technology just has to work. That used to be a bit different as well 50 years ago.
More from a professional perspective I’m very curious how we will make use of all the new possibilities. Today most people already have way too much computing power in their pocket. They just don’t use it. We as software developers will need to support them with smart tools to make their life easier with more fun!
Picture source IBM computer: IBM.com