By Steve Outing
I’ve been in the Internet business a long time (since 1994), so I’ve experienced the days when most people didn’t have a clue why anyone would need this Internet thing, to these days when the Internet is another vital utility as important to most people’s lives as the phone.
Today here in Boulder (Colorado), I saw two things that made me appreciate how far we’ve come:
1. The lead story in the Boulder Daily Camera this morning was that the city of Boulder is considering contracting to provide wi-fi Internet access to the whole city.
2. Walking to a music concert this evening at my youngest daughter’s elementary school, I noticed a large, permanent banner that had recently been installed over the walkway from the parking lot to the building. It reads: “www.douglasselementary.com”.
(The school website in its current form was put together by another parent and me a couple years ago, though my activity with it has dropped back considerably because of the time my new company is taking.)