The first computer I ever programmed was an IBM 360/20. The year was 1972.
In those days computers took up rooms, floors, and often entire buildings. Then came the advent of the minicomputer, then the Apple and IBM “personal” computers, then notebooks, PDAs, netbooks, tablets… each generation, smaller, faster, and more functional than the one before.
Today we walk around with unimagined processing power in our hands and in our pockets, and with the entire sum of human knowledge just one search away.
Exciting times. But what’s next? More and more applications moving from desktops to tablets and other mobile devices? Definitely. Wearable devices? Already here. Embedded devices? Stay tuned.
But whatever the form factor, there will always be applications to develop, interfaces to be designed, and problems to be solved.
Folks, we’re just getting started.