A Trip Down Memory Lane - Presentations over 10 years old
I've been presenting for a long time. It's great fun, mostly it's stand-up comedy with code and PowerPoint. I also keep everything, always, so earlier today when I was asked by a friend to find some ten year old code, I found a few 10 year old "Company Confidential" PowerPoint presentations. Not only was I shocked and offended by my sense of style (what was I thinking) but the scope of "Ten Years" really hit me. Ten Years is no time at all.
Here's a bit of what I found from 1999 and earlier. This is from a presentation on Windows 98 and what developers need to know.
"This screen shot is from a system with 8 gigs!"
Some things never change...
Man, these were the days:
This analogy made sense in 1998.
Oh, is THAT how you design for scalability?
I remember squeezing COM for performance...
More importantly: What were you doing, coding, writing about or presenting about ten+ years ago, Dear Reader?