Saturday, 17 January 2015
Technology has grown and changed at an incredible rate since the early 1960s when the first form of internet came into play.
The popular software, Microsoft Windows, made its first appearance in 1985.
Recordable CDs were available in 1988, followed by MP3 five years later.
The Playstation came out in 1994 followed by Pixar in 1995 with Toy Story.
In 1999, Napster became popular but was shortly after shutdown, followed by the ILOVEYOU virus in 2000 creating a need for fighting against cybercrime (cjonline.uc). Wikipedia was created in 2001 along with the announcement of the iPod.
In 2003, Facemash was created and the next year turned into Facebook. In 2006, the revolutionary Nintendo Wii made video games interactive.
2011 brought the Bitcoin, a fully-digital currency. With the advancement of smartphones and mobile apps, by 2017 it is anticipated that there will be over $77 billion in app sales.
“It's difficult identifying someone who is a good trader versus someone who is a good analyst because the two don't always mesh. There are some people who are really good thinkers but can't make money and there are other people who aren't the greatest thinkers but who end up making tons of money trading.” - Jim Leitner