Evolution of the IT Pro

by Volker Weber

Dude, Where's my Floppy? I Mean USB, I Mean Flash Drive...Technology is Evolving, Are You?

Nice infographic. And yes, I started at the top.

More >

Comments

It is nice.... but this infographic is really about personal, desktop computing: those people who designed punched card systems etc back in the 1960s were also (usually) IT professionals, even if there might have been a different name for them! Before that, it's probably true to say that most computer operators were the same people who designed and built them.

Nick Daisley, 2013-06-01 20:24

My dad came to a tour of the Microsoft "museum" that starts around the 70s. He was joking that they jumped into the middle of the story - he started writing code in the 50s... got some great pictures of him (probably from the 60s or 70s though) http://blog.amygeek.com/2013/02/cool-old-pix-my-dad-took-at-work.html

Amy Blumenfield, 2013-06-01 22:07

Didn't you start with punchards? :) No offense intended...

Johannes Matzke, 2013-06-01 23:49

Last year I was cleaning my cupboard I found the last 3.5" disk. I turned to my then 12 year older daughter asking her: "Do you know what this is?"

She looked at it completely clue less then the discovered the slider with the snap mechanism which used to protected the disk from being touched. She draw it open and let it snap back about two times.

Then she gave me a glance and asked: "It isn't a kind of camera, is it?"

Lucius Bobikiewicz, 2013-06-02 00:19

While we get older (ok, I missed the punchcards by one year ..), the Dude in the picture gets younger?!?

Bernhard Kockoth, 2013-06-02 11:08

Started at the top also. Still have a mint condition, made in Germany, engineering slide-rule ... just in case. Ran out of punch cards. Vacuum tube volt-meter quit working. Time pencil is on back-order. The OS X terminal still works though ...

Chuck Howe, 2013-06-04 14:37

I started a the end of the top, but grew up with a "TRON" poster in my room and had it as audio cassette. Hope that counts, too ;-)

Torben Volkmann, 2013-06-05 20:02

Recent comments

Federico Hernandez on 365 days at 21:30
John Keys on Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep. at 20:56
Hagen Bauer on 365 days at 19:17
Hubert Stettner on Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep. at 18:09
Volker Weber on 365 days at 15:02
Markus Schäfer on 365 days at 14:45
Volker Weber on 365 days at 13:36
Benjamin Bock on 365 days at 12:47
Ben Lampe on 365 days at 10:55
Volker Weber on 365 days at 10:41
Patric Stiffel on 365 days at 10:39
Thomas Meyer on 365 days at 10:18
Volker Weber on BlackBerry improves the PRIV camera, again at 23:47
Frank Köhler on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 23:14
Volker Weber on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 19:46
Frank Köhler on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 19:39
Richard Schwartz on Pebble is not folding its tent at 17:53
Markus Schäfer on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 14:44
John Lindsay on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 14:26
Markus Schäfer on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 14:11
Thomas Lang on How fast is a Tesla Mommy Mobile? at 13:58
Hubert Stettner on Sonos + Dyson + Surface = zufrieden at 13:32
Hubert Stettner on BlackBerry improves the PRIV camera, again at 10:05
Hubert Stettner on BlackBerry improves the PRIV camera, again at 10:02
Jens Nullmeyer on How fast is a Tesla Mommy Mobile? at 09:04

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter ello  instagram

snapchat

Local time is 01:56

visitors.gif