As 2009 rolls to a close it's hard to believe that the first decade of the 2000s is also ending. This made me think about what I was doing in 1999, and how things have changed. For example....
I was loving my Powerbook G3, a speedy 233 MHz with 16 MB of RAM! (And a special $45 dongle to be able to attach to projectors)
iPods did not exist yet.
My consulting & training business was in year 8.
I was rocking my super-cool Nokia 6150 cell phone - it could almost fit in my pocket. Okay, a very large shirt pocket.
In early 1999 I was attempting to open my own training center and was running into a problem with insurance companies: no one wanted to insure me because of worries over the year 2000. Remember that whole Y2K thing? I had a hard time convincing insurance companies that teaching off-the-shelf programs such as Photoshop had nothing to do with Y2K.
NAPP was in its second year of existence - I had joined in 1998
My kids were playing Super Mario on their Nintendo 64.
According to wikipedia, in 1999 over 83 million adults - 40% of the U.S. - were using the internet. I was an old pro by that point, having launched by first web site in October of 1997.
Photoshop 5.5 was introduced in 1999, featuring Save for Web, the Extract filter and a bundled application called ImageReady.
What are your memories of 1999?