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...
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.
Charles Verrier has worked in the IT industry for 25 years, almost all of which has focussed on the specific needs of the accounting profession. Through his time working at MICL, Viztopia Software, Solution 6, and MYOB, Charles worked in many roles - gaining a wide experience of professional and commercial IT systems, from hardware and networking, through database design to large multi-office infrastructure projects. Charles has worked with hundreds of practices, from sole-traders to top-10 firms, and has presented at numerous industry seminars. For the last nine years, Charles has specialised in Electronic Document Management - initially as the Product Manager for Solution 6 / MYOB's "Singleview" product, as an independant consultant, and now as a part of the Moore Stephens IT team. Charles is married, and computers at home outnumber children by a significant margin.