In today’s museums we expect to see the skeletal structure of the tyrannosaurus, the painting of the Mona Lisa or the tomb of the Tutankhamun. But one may be startled to see the first copy of Microsoft windows version 1.01 inside a security cabinet sitting comfortably adjacent to the Millennium Sapphire! ….Or maybe not? Over the past 3 decades software has indeed changed human civilization forever.
Being one of the largest and most influential industries in the world today, I cannot think how we can overlook software as becoming part of our historical heritage. With software companies pumping out new versions of their software left, right and centre do we actually pause to think what happens to all those oldies? Yep..they get trashed and we never see them again… Continue reading →