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Welcome to my little space on the worldwide web. Where have you been? I've first came here in 1991! πŸ˜ƒ I think I'm a typical bloke in liking cars, gadgets and 'tech', and so you won't be surprised to learn that this website reflects most of that! I’m a child of the late 50s, born in Balham, (where?) south London. I’m married to Ann, and we moved to Kettering, Northamptonshire in 1996 after many years of moving around the country for our day-jobs. (I think that's where I got my love of travel from!) The famous Myers-Briggs personality indicator tool reveals that I’m an ESFJ - an extroverted, sensing, feeling, judgemental person!

First Third (50s, 60s & 70s)
My life in and around 'tech'could be described as a game of two halves three thirds! I left school in the mid-70s clutching my certificates and working in what felt like a very analogue world. For the first 30 years up to the mid-80s, there wasn't much tech at all, although my day-job allowed me to work with one of the first cassette-based ordering systems as well as a disk-based word processor. Yummy! πŸ˜› Salaries (as well as lapels and hair) got much larger! Certainly no internet, only telephones at home for some people and pretty-much no remote controls for anything.

Second Third (80s, 90s, 00s & 10s)
Then, during the second third, covering the next thirty-years taking me into the mid-2010s, there was an explosion of innovation. Along came the world-wide-web, mobile phones, CDs, iPods and Satellite TV - and a strong feeling that I wanted to work for myself, and so I did! I also got married, and towards the end of my 'second third', after almost 25 years of self-employment, I retired! πŸ˜‰. During that time, hair and lapels returned to a more manageable size, whilst the greedier got more greedy! 😯

Final Third (2020s and beyond...)
As I stumbled into my third (and final?) third, technology now played a big (and very normal) part of most people's everyday lives. Pretty-much every home now had at least one PC, three mobile phones and a 'magic' speaker that you could use to play your favourite music and control other tech around the house. More importantly, it could settle arguments in quizzes or save you looking out the window to check the weather πŸ™„. But ironically, there were now more food-banks than ever, and a widening gap between rich and poor. Then, for the first time in my life, something happened that united the world and offered everyone an opportuity to reflect on who, and what, was really important to them. πŸ€”The Coronavirus arrived without invitation and plunged everyone into uncharted territory. In the end, technology played its part in helping to develop a vaccine in record time and take us all back to near-normality. πŸ‘

Hope you enjoy looking round this site. Drop me a line with any feedback. πŸ‘πŸ‘Ž


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Β© Steve Palmer 1991-2021
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