Proof that things never change

I bring you proof that a geek can’t change his spots. I came across some old blog entries from 2000, 2001 and 2002, back when I was experimenting with the concept (and Movable Type). Even then I loved the idea of self-publishing and content management systems. I didn’t write too many entries, but I thought I thought I’d add them to Jasonian.

Of course, the topic of interest was the same as what it is now: technology and how people react to it. And they’re written with what I like to think of as my trademark snarkiness.

What I find funny about some of these entries is how they feel like I could have written them yesterday. In Ultimate Re-cap, I wrote:

This has to be the sexiest laptop I’ve seen since the Sony Vaio. Unless you’re in the market for a new portable, don’t get anywhere near this baby. Sure, the long list of technical specs … are fantastic, but that’s not what had everyone who caressed this hotrod ooh-ing and ahh-ing.

The new MacBook Air? Nope, the original PowerBook G4 titanium, which measured up at a mere 1″ thick.

Or in One Airport Deserves Another, written just two years after Apple released their first Airport-enabled Macs:

I’ve believed for a long time that wireless internet connectivity is going to become ubiquitous, simply because the Internet has taken on such a central part of many people’s lives. We’re demanding the ability to find a decent Thai restaurant in a strange city, with ratings, prices and turn-by-turn directions at our carpal-tunnelled fingertips, and we don’t want to stroll through the yellow pages (or the wrong part of town) to do it.

Although it hasn’t become quite ubiquitous, there are fewer and fewer places where you can’t find a wireless hotspot.

There’s the obligatory Microsoft bashing (Reasons to hate Microsoft (today)), the expected Apple defending (Media delays facts about Apple) and a rant or two (This Is Not Mac OS 9). There’s even an early “Mac OS X sucks!” style entry (The Mac’s strength is its usability):

… using Mac OS X feels like we’ve stepped into the Way-Back Machine, to a time before many of the problems of previous Mac OS incarnations were not fixed…. The interface’s consistency has gone down the drain.

(This was written about the Mac OS X Public Beta; fortunately, the later versions of Mac OS X regularly improved on the interface consistency.)

Overall, these older entries show that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I hope you enjoy them.