Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to you



Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Internet, Happy Birthday to you.

Well the Internet is 40 years old today, who would of thought it.

I remember my first time on the Internet, it was in 1994 and I was told about newsgroups, and that you could and write a message and it would show up all over the world, and people would reply to your message, and I thought that is too cool. I had just gotten back from seeing Garth Brooks in concert, and thought I would write about it on a country music newsgroup, I wrote my message, then browsed the other messages, and to my pleasant surprise there were already seven replies to my message, I couldn't believe it, I thought wow how fast is that???

Then when I got my first computer in 1995 that cost $3000 bucks with a modem of 28.8, I was blown away that I could download two minute clips from the Simpson's, (sure it took me about half and hour to download it) I didn't think it could get better than this.

Flash forward to 2009, and broadband, where there is no limits, (except if you have a server that gives you 10gb a month, otherwise your going to pay extra.) I can go to youtube and watch Hells Kitchen, I can download whole albums from Itunes in mintues, anything I want, I can have.

So where to now for the internet? Surly there is more to come, as speeds go up and computer processors hold more information, I'm guessing 3D /holograms is the next step?

The internet is now 40 and has come along way since people started writing a few lines on rec.music.country.western

I cannot wait to see what the Internet will be like when it hits 50.

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