Yesterday night I was preparing a presentation at a big Telekom event next week in Berlin, where I will talk about what will follow Web 2.0. I really cannot hear that term anymore, but I started to think back about the digital moments in my life that really moved me...
Here they are:
1996: 1st Web-access
Boy, was I excited when I got my first internet connection to the technical university of Hamburg-Harburg to work. I could not believe that I was accually browsing on FREE newspaper pages like Bild.de or spiegel.de that I normally had to pay for as paper issues.
1997: 1st SMS sent
I loved my old Nokia 7110 and felt like Neo in the Matrix!!!
2004: 1st DSL-Flatrate
Awesome - no more monthly check of the high bills, but a fixed tariff. I loved it.
2005: 1st mobile WAP access
I must admit that I first was disappointed about the mobile offerings and still am sometimes...
2008: Got an ipod touch
Wow - what a usability. There is one life before the ipod touch / iphone and one after that....
2009: 1st free mobile VoIP-Call using Skype and a free WiFi access
A little revolution, bypassing the big telcos which needed so so long to make use of the expensive UMTS licences...
2009: 1st mobile QR / SMS airline check-in
Great to see more and more people just walk by the Lufthansa check-in ladies and hold their mobile device over one of the scanning points. New here, but a normal thing in south korea for years.
2009: I became an apple user - partially
Bought my first macbook on eBay and starting to love it more and more. My holiday movie which I cut with imovie 9.0 is incredible! Mac rocks.
I hope I will be able to conserve these precious moments and my feelings in the moment they happened for a long time, which is why I am writing them down here. Probably my grandchildren will just yawn about it. :-)