Thursday, December 14, 2006

Technology anniversaries | Bits of memory | Economist.com

 Interesting perspective, especially since, in many ways, the information technology industry is really just getting started...

What the sudden mania for anniversaries says about the computer industry

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The desire to commemorate past achievements seems especially peculiar in the computer industry, given its obsessive focus on the future, its mania for constant improvement and the speed with which its products become obsolete. But the industry seems to be coming to terms with the fact that it is no longer as young and sprightly as it once was. Many of the pioneers who laid its foundations are now old men.

Source: Technology anniversaries | Bits of memory | Economist.com

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