A Little Personal History
About Team 218 – How This All Started
In the olden days, otherwise referred to as the 80s, I was fascinated with the first Personal Computers and with the marketing employed to introduce this new phenomenon to John Q Public. IBM had the “Little Tramp” character complete with cane pitching the IBM Personal Computer. A young Bill Cosby was the spokesman for Texas Instruments. The Commodore computer was just coming on the scene. Two guys named Wozniak and Jobs were working in a California garage on some electronic gadget called Apple and nobody knew much about Microsoft yet, let alone websites or web design. The Personal Computer “industry” was definitely a product without a market when it was first introduced. “You can balance your checkbook with it” or “You can put your recipes on it” were common reasons to own one. Why surely every household would own one of these contraptions. How prophetic those early promoters were!
So I caught the computer bug, bought a Timex Sinclair – basically a toy but I learned a lot with it. I progressed through various PC based computers and began creating software applications. That’s how this all started for me and I have loved every minute of it. I think about how far the industry has come as I write this on my Macbook Pro. Quite a change from that Timex toy computer! We’ve certainly come a long way.
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About Team 218 Web Design
We’ve been creating software and building websites for over 20 years. We have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t. We are customer service fanatics. We love working, playing, and living in the great state of Iowa. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions or comments.