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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Taking for granted...

trawling the World Wide Web...
How things have changed since my 1st computer course T171 with the OU...you, your computer and the internet!!!
From massive, bulky computer, monitor, speakers with a printer that only did black & white...
To sitting in my comfy armchair, laptop on my knees, no need to use a workstation...yet, accessing Dropbox to instantly save work 'in the cloud'.
Broadband makes videos watchable, no longer the 'world-wide wait' and screaming modem.

This morning I've 'been' to Antarctica, viewed satellite images, read scientific reports and 'visited' NASA.

Also, accessed my Student Home page and contributed to on-line 'discussions'...
Don't you just love it...

3 comments:

Joy said...

It's the best! My first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum - remember them? Seems an awful long time agon now.

J x

Jan n Jer said...

AAAHHH, amazing technology!

joanygee said...

Yes, I remember the Sinclair and the Commodore Pet and BBC B (grin). Never ceases to amaze me...Jx