Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Gadget Nostalgia

In the endless search for the next great gadget, it's always fun to look back at the devices you used in the past. Jupiter analyst Michael Gartenberg reminisces about the personal technology he was using ten years ago in his most recent column in Computerworld.

His conclusion:

In just about any category you can think of, we've benefited from the indefatigable effects of Moore's Law, and the result is that every digital device we use is simply better, faster, bigger where it counts, smaller when that helps and more powerful than it was just a few years ago. That has enabled us to do more, though it has added complexity.
Ten years ago I was living overseas and Gadget Geek Jr was still a couple of months from existence. I had just gotten my hands on an Apple Power Mac 7500, had an original Game Boy, and a Nokia GSM brick phone. Looking back, it's amazing how far technology has come, and I can't wait to see where the future lies so I can open up the wallet once again...