Radio Shack & (the) Diablo ~ !!
My experience and absolute love of technology began way back in the Radio Shack / Tandy days while in graduate school at Florida State University.
At that time information technology was a predominately male profession, but nonetheless that did not deter a small group of us in the least, it was just so interesting and we wanted to learn as much as we could! We were so fortunate to have a really cool professor too!
In graduate school we were taught basic programming as well as online searching using the "Diablo" terminal (and believe me, it was a "diablo"!).
Recognize these little monsters?
In Florida, we have many thunderstorms … and at that time the terminal/printer was ‘coupled’ with a phone (communication via telephone line).
Whenever it would storm, inevitably there would be a momentary power or telecommunication outage and ‘Diablo’ would get disconnected.
That meant you’d lose an ENTIRE literature ‘search’ and ‘search results’. On top of that, graduate students were allocated only a certain number of hours to use ‘Diablo’ (it was very expensive then … ).
I realize that some of you may have no idea what I’m talking about … thankfully, technology is WAY more advanced now!)
*Credit (Diablo 630 Image): Diablo 630 By Canon 650, Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46371472]
Technology Evolution, Information Organization, and Knowledge Management
Technology has really evolved and advanced since then - and so have my skills, abilities, and knowledge as well. It never gets old - just more challenging. And that’s a good thing!
I've spent many years training others how to obtain and manage enormous quantities of information and harness technology in ways that could increase their personal or professional productivity, reduce frustration, and simply improve the quality of their lives.
Are these some of the same things you are seeking too?