The Gadgeteer is 25 years old! – Have you been here from the start?

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NEWS – Wow, 25 years is a very very long time! I didn’t have a smartphone or a smartwatch 25 years in the past. Now I’ve each. I didn’t have WiFi or wi-fi dwelling Internet again then both. 25 years in the past, my telephone solely made calls and really primary textual content messages. Now I can use my telephone as my one and solely system if I wished to – I don’t (but).

Let’s take a bit of journey down The Gadgeteer reminiscence lane. Back in 1997, I posted a number of “evaluations” on the USENET message boards about PDAs (private digital assistants). USENET was sort of like Reddit however with out footage and video. People appeared to get pleasure from studying my evaluations, so one factor led to a different and I made a decision to create my very own web site on the free internet hosting platform known as Geocities. I named my web site/web page The Gadgeteer and by December of 1997, I bought the area title and moved from Geocities to a devoted server.

The very first evaluations posted on the web site had been a assessment of the a/v Producer 8 remote control and the REX PC Companion PDA. Followed by a ton of Palm (*25*) circumstances and styluses 😉

In the 25 years which have adopted, I teamed up with Judie Stanford ( and over 200 different nice writers to publish over 24,000 information and assessment posts.

I’m extremely happy with how a lot the web site has grown over these 2.5 many years and I don’t see it ending or slowing down anytime quickly. What do you suppose, will The Gadgeteer nonetheless be round in one other 25 yrs? I could also be reviewing a mind-managed wheelchair by then, however I say deliver it on!

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