telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Crikes, I'm Old

If the world wide web is 15 year old, man, I'm OLD.
Where were you in 1991?
It's a wee bit painful to admit that i was in 2nd year university, and was likely squirelled away in the university library, figuring out the computers, and how email worked, how news groups worked, and of course, how Lynx worked, so I could use Gopher, and Archie and Veronica to tunnel through the web and find bits of information to use in essays on 3rd world politics.

And then there was the phase of meeting boys via email. That was a hoot.
And in 1993, you could actually take a distance ed course on line, and that sealed the deal for me.  The internet was in my blood. ;-)
In 1994, I was able to turn my interest into a paying job.  Paying job translates into "tech support gig for an ISP. And then, 1995 - Netcom. Tech support becomes sexy.  Funny, I still remember when windows 95 came out, and changed the internet forever.

Yup, I'm old.

27B Stroke 6
For those of you who don't remember, the Web was announced to the world on August 6, 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. You were a subscriber, weren't you?

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