In the early 1990's the internet was unknown to the general public. Those on it, like myself, were using protocols like email, gopher, ftp, and irc to communicate at very slow speeds (1200 to 9600 baud) on computers with low resolution screens (about 640x400px) and only a few colours (2 to 16). Things have changed a lot!

The biggest change would be the www becoming mainstream among us few internet users in the mid 1990's. At that time it didn't have css or javascript, and even small images were just beginning to become possible, but the potential for greatness was there. I started studying its simple language called html.

At the same time I was experimenting with html I was also into playing, programming and tinkering with computer games. Taking them apart, figuring out how they worked, stored game play information etc... It was only natural that when I decided to design and build my first website in 1996 it would be about how to beat video games. Due to popular demand, err... half a dozen requests that first website, Ami Cheats, is still online today. It's layout style, minimalist download size, lack of interactivity and bland look by today's standards provide a glimpse back to what was once considered state of the art.

Right from when I first started reading about the www and the html that holds it's pages together I haven't stopped learning. Technology is changing at an ever increasing pace with new languages, new ways to store and retrieve data, new ways to display it, change it, and even new types of data to use.

There have been times when it was hard to keep up. Thankfully, with an abundance training videos, webinars, technology seminars, internet tutorials, books, collage courses and more available it is now easier than ever to "never stop learning".