Often we take for granted that which we use on a daily basis. Part of the reason the show 'Dirty Jobs' exists is to show others just what goes on in the background of their daily lives. It also conveys a sense of respected needed for those particular jobs.
Twenty years ago today the first proposal for the World Wide Web was presented (see here). Now just think how much the world has changed because of this simple proposal?
Without the internet, us in the pharmacy profession would think we are alone in our struggles to maintain sanity. We would never know of the existence of Drug Monkey or The Angry Pharmacist. We would have no place to vent and no place to relate to one another.
Even beyond that notion, think of how much things have changed. We have become an instantaneous culture, which is part of the reason we are in this economic crisis, but that's another post I'm working on it. In actuality we have moved beyond instantaneous information and almost require information before it exists.
Twenty years ago could you imagine that you would be able to pay a credit card bill via your cellular phone? Could you imagine your nine year old daughter would have her OWN cellular phone?
It's amazing how fast change occurs in our world today. It is equally amazing that change appears to be accelerating. Who knows, maybe in another twenty years we'll be accessing the Web via our thoughts. Just imagine surfing for porn then...
Down Memory Lane
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