I guess it might depend on how old you are and what you grew up with, to me technology is changing faster than ever. Every time I turn around I hear about something new. Sometimes it amazes me, and other times I think oh my goodness what is the world coming to? Not to mention every time I turn on my computer there seems to be an Annoying Frequent Software Update.
I don’t know if I should consider it lucky or unlucky, but I am old enough to have grown up before the internet that we know today even existed. Some would say: “That’s not lucky. I couldn’t live without it”. That may be true for a lot of people now, but when there was no such thing it wasn’t a big deal.
Some people say that the internet and technology makes things faster, easier, and more efficient. To me it depends on what you are talking about. I recently had to make some quick online decisions in a short period of time. It was a little convenient, but it wasn’t exactly a fast and simple process either.
When the internet started to come about and evolve with the whole dot com boom things were obviously much simpler than what they are today. At least in terms of programing languages and what you could do. In the early internet day most people and even business had to work with standard html. The only database driven sites that I can remember were in use by big companies and corporations, and there were few of them that could do it at the time.
For a while there I can remember cgi and perl programmers were in high demand, and you could get big bucks if you were experienced. That didn’t last too long, and I can’t even recall the last time cgi or perl programming was even mentioned anymore.
I almost think it was an ideal time to learn about internet technology and programing. It was much easier to learn because things were moving at a much slower pace than what they are today. When a new programing language came out you actually had time to learn it.
Now you almost don’t get enough time to learn it before it changes or updates. Keeping up with all the changes can be a challenge.
Even though I grew up before all of these programing languages and got to learn them at a much slower pace they are becoming more and more difficult to keep up with. I couldn’t imagine trying to figure many of them out from day one now. It’s not impossible, but it can be overwhelming and confusing if you have little or no experience to begin with.
I can only imagine what the next 5 to 10 years will bring in technology, programing, and more.