I’m lucky. I was here a long time before Instagram, so all the photos of me as a child have vanished into time. Or been lost in someone’s attic. Today, however, there are plenty of babies whose histories are slavishly recorded online by their parents, and I often wonder how these kids, when they become teenagers and adults, are going to feel about this indelible photographic history, which includes a high proportion of diaper pooping.
That’s one thing I love about the computer industry; its technology is still in its infancy, the baby photo stage. Okay, maybe it’s toddling. But the point is that while hardware and software have both evolved incredibly over the decades I’ve been in the industry, there’s still so much potential for growth in both areas.