It was only a quarter of a century ago that Tim Berners-Lee gave us the WorldWideWeb and changed the world forever. It is hard for the millennial generation to contemplate a world without the Internet, social media and an always-on culture. And how on earth could anyone buy or sell goods and services without an online store, let alone businesses trade or simply do the things they need to do.
But before the 1990’s, we wrote letters (email), we sent postcards (twitter), we made photo albums (Facebook). When we wanted to buy something, we wrote a cheque or swiped our credit card through a clunky imprinter device, aka “knuckle buster”, to leave the seller with “proof” that we’d paid using our card.