Today we wanted to introduce you to our new Data Services Employee – Lucas Jackson.
He is officially a Linux Administrator but his knowledge of all things “tech” is astounding. Just a taste:
First Computer: Tandy from RadioShack – 4MB of RAM. 33MHz processor (he does lose some points for not knowing if it was a 486 SX or DX). It came with Windows 3.1 – upgraded to Win95 and the rest is history.
Current preferred computing platform: MacBook Pro. Here’s a direct quote from Lucas:
“However, I respect Windows because if I don’t respect Windows people think I am an Apple fan boy.“
Favorite Website: MacRumors.com. (Proving he is, in fact, an Apple fan boy.)
Favorite Browser: Mozilla Firefox. (He actually knows the version number – 17! Oops – they released another one today so he was off by one!)
Sad Technology Truths of 2012:
- Facebooks’s valuation of Instagram
- Lack of Blackberry/Windows 8 developers.
- Facebook Timeline
5 Predictions for 2013:
- No forthcoming Apple TV (this year, at least)
- Microsoft will be forced to rename Windows 8 to Vista 2.0 (which is itself Windows ME 2.0)
- We are going to see wearable computers beyond smart watches and Google Glasses.
- MySpace Comeback! (Fueled By Justin Timberlake)
- Blackberry Bankruptcy (way to go out on a limb!)
Big Prediction for the Web in 2013:
We will get back to the basics with “function over form”. A renewed focus will emerge on the importance of substance where relevant, timely content matters over all the fluff!
Welcome to our team, Lucas!