By Mark Shields
Reflect on the inventions of the past and dream about the possibilities of the future.
Thinking back 30, 40, or 50 years ago, you could not work from home like you can now. There were no virtual meetings and logging into systems to do our work from home was unheard of. From the Lunar Module of 1969 that transported Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon to personal computers, amazing devices and innovations of the past 50 years have given opportunities for great success. Young and old need to hear about the good things of the past and have hope, be optimistic; to dream and discover.
The personal computer was not invented by Apple, IBM, Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates but by John Blankenbaker from his garage in 1971. Cellphones came along in 1973 invented by Martin Cooper. Then, in 1978, the idea of social media was being developed by Ward Christensen and Randy Suess who shared text-based information long before Facebook…
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