Confectionery & the history of telecoms

Predicting telecoms' major advances by looking at confectionery novelties

Junk food has been associated with computing since the hacker culture started back in the 60s. In 1990, Software Development started its annual Jolt awards, inspired by the high-caffeine drink needed for long stretches at the keyboard. Cookies existed before the web and were used as transaction IDs.

Junk food and confectionery in particular has also been an inspiration for technology innovations especially in telecoms...

If you want to earn a living as a telecoms analyst, better start keeping up-to-date with the latest confectionery theories!


David Mery
Document first published: 2002-04-26
Document last modified: 2005-09-30