3 Remarkable Things I Miss About The Early Web

I am an Old Millennial, which means I’m part of the first generation to really “grow up” online, and remember when the Web was very different than what it is today. I’ve been on a hardcore nostalgia kick recently–or maybe it’s just this whole pandemic thing giving me a severe case of ennui, and I’m longing for the days when the Web was still new and exciting. I definitely took these things for granted back in the day, but recently I’ve found myself wishing we could go back to a simpler time.

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Work-From-Home Office Setup: What’s On My New Desk

As a software professional, it wasn’t uncommon for me to take a “work-from-home” day every so often — one company I worked for would even have “drills” where we would be sent a text message early in the morning instructing us not to come to the office that day, as a test to see if productivity would drop when employees worked from home unexpectedly. When COVID-19 came along, though, everything changed, and it seemed like the whole country was suddenly working from home, including me! Originally, our company work-from-home order was supposed to be a temporary measure, but after eight months, it turned into a permanent closure of my office (and several of the company’s other corporate offices) — so I found myself needing to create a permanent work-from-home office setup.

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