You should all be grateful for the learning and experience that has come before
before you. With out design principles, and coding practices, materials
manufacturing advancements, you would not have it as easy.
In the beginning, there were wirea and tubes, punches, spaghetti code, plug boards, etc. It was like flying an air plane, while you are building it. Start up and shut-down where the two worst times in the day of the IT person. For those with 24/7 support this usually came at 2:00 AM. Systems where so unstable, they could not function efficiently after running 24 hours, so they were restarted to empty out any unreachable areas that resulted from program failures, that happened during the day, that did not result in a crash. This was the time when computers where the size of Olympic swimming pools and basket ball courts.
Today your systems run for years without having to be shut down. You can change-out
hard-drives in storage farms that do not require you to shut the system down.
The capabilities of smart-phones and computers we call tablets were unthinkable.
Tomorrow you will use your voice and say "zoom-in" or "zoom-out" to enlarge or
shrink the size of the document you are viewing, instead of finger gestures.
Some of the 10 items, I can say were true back then. Today I am glad that
some of the really bad attributes are behind us, thanks to the advancements
in learning and doing things in a more skillful way. That does not mean
system failures will not occur. And someone will have to fix them.
Today, my grandson at the age of 7 knows more about computes then the CEO
of a fortune 100 company knew 20 years ago.
Some of the pre-computer age people are still around. In the next 40 years,
most of them will be gone. Then you will be faced with an entirely different
set of technology (e.g. robots, etc.). Hope you enjoy the time and have
fun learning. Then you can sit back and tell the next generation how
lucky they are for standing on your shoulders.
Have a good life.
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