October 28, 2004
Simpler IT: The grandchildren of transaction processing
Imagine this: Due to the miracles of stem prayer research, the year is 2045 and you're part of the centenary celebration of the dedication of ENIAC. You and a number of your similarly configured colleagues are reflecting back on the history of computing. Are you: (1) lamenting that nothing really new occurred after the dotcom bubble burst; or (2) twisting dials and flipping switches on your porta-body to ensure that you can keep up with the excitement of discussing all the new advances in the last 40 years?