Friday, January 25, was the 35th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh computer. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I was in college at the time, and one of my professors bought a Mac and brought it to class. We were all amazed at what a graphical user interface looked like and at what this little computer could do. It was so different from the Apple II computers we were using then. I know it’s an over-used term, but it seemed like magic at the time. I was enthralled and wanted one so badly, but didn’t have the money. I had had “the bug” for computers since a high school trip to the local college, where I got to play around on a mainframe. Seeing the Mac and how different it was cemented my interest in computers. It would be many, many years before I was able to own my own Mac, but these early experiences led to my career in the software industry.
Don’t worry, this is not a post about nature or nurture as it relates to raising children, though I do have some thoughts on that…
I read an interesting article this morning on vox.com entitled How the Enlightenment sold us a twisted view of human nature. It’s really a plug for a new book by David Wooton, but it was still a very interesting article that got me thinking.Continue reading
My domain has successfully transferred to wordpress.com, so this blog is now located at wordsfromrob.com. I’m glad that it didn’t take as long as I feared. On to writing!
When I decided to start blogging again I also decided to move from my self-hosted blog site to wordpress.com. As you may have read elsewhere on this blog, I’m tired of futzing around with all the techie stuff, and am working hard to have a simpler tech life. To that end, I figured moving to a managed site would be better. And it is! I really like what wordpress.com offers and how it works. No more manual updates, no more wondering why my site is so slow or not working at all. That’s all good. But…Continue reading
It’s been more than a year since I posted here. A year! What happened?