Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2018: Using the Cloud to Transform Your BusinessThe Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is an organization I hold in high regard, but I have to quibble with the results of their recent poll, Most Influential Tech Product of the Past 25 Years.
Here are the votes from the 471 tech professionals who responded to the poll (they were allowed to vote for multiple products):
1) Internet Explorer (66 percent) 2) Microsoft Word (56 percent) 3) Microsoft Windows 95 (50 percent) Tie for fourth place: 4) Microsoft Excel (49 percent) 4) Apple iPod (49 percent) 6) RIM Blackberry (39 percent) 7) Adobe Photoshop (35 percent) 8) McAfee VirusScan (32 percent) 9) Netscape Navigator (31 percent) 10) Palm Pilot (31 percent)
Perusing the list, a glaring omission hits you full in the face: what, no Apple Macintosh? I mean, cmon. Back in the 80s, when poor Windows geeks were still typing in line commands (friends dont let friends do DOS), Apple pioneered the point and click interface. Talk about influential the Apple Mac laid the foundation for the revolution in personal computing.
One product on the list I have no quibble over: Adobe Photoshop. Without this nifty app to retouch photos, think of all those stars and starlets whose wrinkles would be revealed in living color. Perish the thought.
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