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One Year Anniversary Review: Internet, Web, and Computer Tips and Tricks

WordPress, WordPress.com, and blogging aren’t the only subjects I’ve covered over the past year. Yet, the other topics were all related. Under the category of Web Wise, I included information and resources to help your blogging, but more specifically, with information you should know about being online, browsers, and computers in general.

I’ve written a lot of Internet, web, and computer tips, tricks, techniques, and technical articles since the beginning of the life of computers for “the average person”. In some ways, I’m seriously impressed with how far the computer has come in such a short time, infiltrating our lives so dramatically, allowing access to information once restricted to libraries, museums, and schools. An amazing amount of work went into creating uniform document standards so the exchange of information can pass between the hands of computer users using all kinds of computers. The amount of information available to anyone today is astounding, isn’t it?

In other ways, I’m embarrassed and frustrated with the lack of many advancements in computer technologies. We are still stuck with this blasted keyboard, and no good replacement in the near future. File storage is still inconvenient and undependable. Speed continues to be an issue, on every front, not just web access. Communication has improved, but it still is inconvenient and sometimes comes with a high learning curve. Translation abilities are on the rise, but it feels like it is taking too long to get adequate language translations that happen quickly and easily. And sometimes, the best and easiest technologies to use are still very expensive.

The geographical bias of software and hardware is one that really gets me raging. After living overseas for so long with fairly easy access to amazing state of the art software and hardware, I returned to the states to find cell phone technology and a lot of computer technology easily available to the public about 5 years out of step with much of the rest of the technological world. Incredible. More painful is the lack of any technology, affordable or not, in many parts of the world, which turns so many towards illegal software and hardware. They need it, can’t get it, so they get it any way they can.

Still, the Internet and its related technologies, and even the computer, are still new and emerging technology. I’ve heard that one dictation software company has recently released the most powerful and capable voice recognition software ever for public use. While it should be the hottest thing on the software want list, it isn’t, which means less money for them, and less enthusiasm to work even harder making voice recognition part of our everyday computer usage. I’m tired of hearing about amazing technological improvements and products, only to never hear a word nor see a product. Money still talks and the technology buying marketplace appears to be a bit burned out. Shame. Such a shame.

We have a long way to go before Star Trek technology is common place. Honestly, I want my cell phone to be small and fit in my ear, ringing with a small chirp not an annoying Beethoven theme or tinny heavy metal song. I want to see who I’m talking to on the phone and have easy video conferencing. I want to work free of the Internet but have Internet access on demand no matter where I am. I want easy access to financial information with all of my accounts displayed in a way that I want with the information I need available with voice command. I don’t want to have a huge clip board filled with over 300 different passwords. I don’t want to deal with email or comment spam. I want things to work as I want them to work when I want them to work. I want my computer to talk to me and me to talk to it. Most of all, I want it to read my mind. Or at least understand what I’m saying or asking when I don’t have all the right words to say what I want to say or ask the right question.

Crap, we have a long way to go, don’t we?

Cybergeography - visualizing web communicationsAmong the various articles I wrote, “Can You Visualize the Web?” was a favorite. My mother asked me what the Internet was and what it looked like. It’s easy to explain that it looks like a spider web, with all the links interconnected together, but that didn’t satisfy her. I realized a lot of people didn’t know what the Internet looked like, nor honestly did I. So I went looking and I found a bunch of people trying to showcase the shape of the Internet and web. Fascinating.

On the technical side, I frequently have to do a lot of search and replace of words, phrases, and code across many files and my article on “InfoRapid Multiple Files Search and Replace Across Multiple Files” helped many people learn about how to do multiple file search and replace.

There have been some amazing computer achievements, but so much has been left undone or slowed down. Still, I look forward to seeing what will happen over the next 25-50 years.

In the interim, here are a few of the many articles I wrote to help you with your computer, web, and Internet issues.

Articles about Web and Internet Tips and Tricks

Articles About Computer Tips and Tricks


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