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Douglas Adams - still saying it better than we ever could....

For complicated reasons I won't dwell on - I found myself reading an article written by Douglas Adams more than a decade ago.

If you want an entertaining and frighteningly prescient discussion on the Internet, innovation, and its impact, then you'd be hard pressed to beat this...

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

and... a brief extract which sets the tone.....

1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.

Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.

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Charles Verrier has worked with IT systems for the accounting profession since back when the Internet was all fields.

For many years, Charles was Product Manager for 'Singleview' - the Document Management system marketed by Solution 6/MYOB.

He now works freelance after many years working for assorted suppliers to the profession. Charles is not an accountant, but he does hang around with them a lot.

This blog focuses on all aspects of IT and its application to accountants in practice, with occasional forays into pure technology and geekery.

(old hands may recognise the blog name as a tag line used by MICL many years ago. It's not used any more, and I'm pretty sure I came up with it in the first place!)