Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Web is 20 years old today

On April 30, 1993, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), publicly revealed their new creation, the World Wide Web.

Tim Berners-Lee's team had created the web to share information among computer users all over the world.

This was the first web page.

The Web has taken us way past academics sharing information.

Look around.  Do you see many record stores?  Video tape or DVD rental stores?  Do you have to go to high school reunions to keep up with old friends?  \

The impact of the web is great.  I think there is more government transparency, although we have a ways to go.

So many businesses have been disrupted :  travel agents, newspapers, retail, music, television, film, 

You have to wonder, what will the next 20 years bring?

[News story about CBS.com]

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Family Tech: What is this Google Glass thing?

Google Glass is trickling out to non-Googlers who are part of the Glass Explorers group.  Just before that began, I wrote this column explaining Glass.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Family Tech: Get Fit with Tech

Technology can help us get fit, lose weight, manage what we eat, or just distract us while we exercise.

Family Tech from April 11, 2013 is online.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Family Tech: Scan those documents now for next tax season

The Family Tech for April 4, 2013 hopes to take some of the drama out of your tax efforts next year by discussing ways to digitize this year's documents so you have them at hand next year.

Be sure to visit FamilyTechOnline.com for links pertinent to this column.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Family Tech: Recovering a Hijacked Email Account

One of the scariest things that can happen in our online lives, is to lose control of our email account.  

What do you do if it happens to you?

That is the topic of the Family Tech just published to the web.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Programming for Google Glass

Actually, they call it creating new experiences.  There was a presentation at the recent South by Southwest on the topic.  Quite illuminating.

Fifty minutes long, but worth it if you want a feel for how Glass will work, and how content is created for it.