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Tech Changes in the Last Two Decades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   /   by Chip Deacon

Tech Changes in the Last Two Decades

It’s amazing to think that much of the Technology we use today did not exist or was not individually available twenty to twenty-five years ago. It was still in the mind’s eye, on the drawing board or only in use by the government or ultra-deep pocketed R&D corporations!

Let's look at the top of the heap like Google founded in 1998, giving us new lexicon with its name for 13 years! Then, the CelebuDay-making YouTube created in 2005 where anyone's a STAR especially the Family Cat! Better up the Kibble Inventory and fast! What's the fuss about Facebook? Just one of the biggest ways to connect since 2004 and Wikipedia has made each of us a Virtual Encyclopedia for the last 14 years. Here are a few tasty tidbits you may not have known about these Internet Success Stories...  

26 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Google  http://visual.ly/26-crazy-facts-you-never-knew-about-google

Google Wildlife

81 Revealing Facts about YouTube http://facts.randomhistory.com/youtube-facts.html

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23 Surprising Things About Facebook http://www.chron.com/business/article/23-facts-about-Facebook-worth-sharing-6101552.php#photo-7575941 They neglected to mention that he, in fact, owns a suit which he is wearing in the last photo with his wife! No jeans and hoodie at that function!


Facebook Seduction


10 Weirdly Impressive Facts about Wikipedia http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-01/12/ten-fun-facts-wikipedia


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Four Horsemen


Incidentally, the above have been notoriously referred to as the

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse once or twice!




Standing with these four also are the Internet Behemoths Microsoft garage-birthed in 1975, still running strong at 40 years old and the ubiquitous "You've Got Maaaaiiilll!" AOL reconfigured in 1985 and dancing at 30 years!

1 Singularly Unbelievable Fact about AOL http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/8949/When-AOL-4-0-launched-in-1998-they-used-ALL-of-the-world-wide-CD-production-for-several-weeks

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8 Areas of Interest at Microsoft http://yourstory.com/2014/07/microsoft-facts/

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How has your life been enhanced by technology lately? Is your phone, TV, car or home SMARTer than a Fifth-Grader? Or you even? The pool vacuum can run by itself. The HVAC System has been on auto-pilot for a decade along with the security and irrigation systems! Driverless Cars (Think Google!); Full Body Scan Diagnoses; Whole House Monitoring; Pay-by-Phone Capability (Parking Meters, Retail Shopping, etc.) and near Accurate Weather Prediction to the hour!


 Google Car in Sarasota   Parking Meter    2014 Hurricane Map


Team Admin Shari has some intriguing stories…

Her uncle, Thomas Marchioro, of Spokane Washington was instrumental in developing critical pioneering techniques in organ transplantation including the immune system suppression via drug therapy, a crucial requirement to any organ transplant surgery.

Loran Aldridge, her older brother, worked at Hughes Aircraft developing protocols for the national Space Shuttle program.

Shari served as the Year 2000 Project Manager 1999-2001 for Doctors Hospital researching, grading, verifying and/or replacing medical equipment, hardware, firmware and software to insure the safety of patients.

Share with us the ways technology has helped you live a better, fulfilled life. We’d like to know!


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