I have not posted on this forum since 2007. At which time I was in the United States Air Force doing mostly IT and Networking stuff, along with other things. I want to mention the strange things that happened between then and now:
-Macromedia products were bought by Adobe apparently
-Steve Jobs died, pretty sad since I switched to Mac around 2005
-Global Recession (but you can’t spell recession without recess)
Also I don’t think many people will remember me on here, but I used to do a lot of flash media and graphics edits. IMO, for better or worse, the Internet has become really dumbed down since the days of the early 2000s. I guess a lot of reminiscing is being done here, but I never thought I’d say I miss the days of geocities and tripod websites.
I went into audio production studies at this school called the Art Institutes in 2010, and left in 2012, with only 1 year left to graduate. Why did I leave? Conscience reasons, and if you search around you can learn about the lawsuits the school came under. I graduated from another college anyway, but the point of telling you is I have done some pretty cool stuff with sound design in my own time, even though I started from a place of web design.
It’s weird how much the internet has changed since I came on these forums about a decade or so ago. It seems like it used to be more esoteric with the only “social media” outlet being custom forums and websites like this one. Excuse my language, but it’s pretty much a cesspool of bullshit now. I’m sick of the comparisons of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to these new guys who created google and facebook. Look that stuff is nice, but Gates and Jobs were pioneers of this computer age.
I actually am starting to hate the direction Apple is taking in general. While the iPod generally saved this company’s revenue, it has gotten out of control. The main machines- laptops and desktops were supposed to be focus, with ipods and iphones being a supplement product. Now it seems like (and even the latest OS El Capitan was said to be built to look more like iOS) the whole company is built around a ■■■■ phone. This is someone saying this who owns an iPhone 5C but I have not bought a new Mac computer since 2010. I don’t know how many times I’ve made fun of the ■■■■ watch as well. That is one hell of a useless product.
Well anyway I’m not mad about anything, but I wonder if anyone else out there is feeling like the Internet and personal computer technology is being “dumbed down” as I mentioned, and is why I have tried my best to not buy new products for some time now.