The Internet has become the primary topic at my meetings and on this blog. We had a wonderful three days last week in Sedona for Technology on the Rocks. Biking, enjoying the outdoors and the unique rugged beauty of the red rock spires of Sedona.
I had originally planned one day (4 hours) of the presentations to be on the Internet. However as we got into all the details of web pages, Google, user reviews, e-services and of course the hot and hip topic of the day, social media the time stretched to a day and a half.
In the early days of the blog (about eight years ago) the primary topics here and in my talks were software, digital cameras, hardware purchase and placement and digital radiography. Those topics are still important but the interest has definitely shifted toward the Internet.
When you think about it that is a natural shift. As we become adept at gathering digital information the next logical step is to use it effectively. Back in 1998 (last century) I wrote the following:
The Internet will have a more profound effect on the world we live in than any technological advance of the last century…It will affect our lives in ways we cannot yet even imagine.