IT Reflection for the new year.

January 1st was the 30th anniversary of the modern internet. The 1st marked the cut over to TCP/IP.

Where computers had a giant impact on the way we do our work and what not TCP/IP has had and continues to have an even greater impact. Prior to TCP/IP all things were proprietary. Sharing and sending information between the various networks was all but impossible. TCP/IP changed all of that paving the way for what we have today.

It has been the underlying tidal force of my entire career. Computers may have been the vehicle but without TCP/IP there is no where to go, stuck on an Island trapped in a silo.  TCP/IP Changed all of that.  Computers in their current forms and iterations are nothing like what they were 30 years ago (ok sans a keyboard and yes we still have command prompts.).  TCP/IP on the other hand is the same for the most part.  Even with the addition of IPv6 its still the same at its core, just has more segments its still TCP/IP.  One could argue the same thing about computers that at their core they are still the same too, but to that I say “Shush! this is TCP/IP’s day not yours 8086”.

Take a moment, sit back look at all the devices around you. Every news feed alert, IM message, each dungeon run or quest you complete (Fellow Warcraft players, im looking at you), all Netflix movies you watch on a smart TV and wall you post to would not be what it is today with out the pioneering work of Vint Cerf in 1973, Robert Kahn in the 1970’s, Jon Postel.

There are many other very smart and creative people that provided frameworks to make these things happen but the creation of TCP/IP was the road which they all had to navigate.


Thanks for one heck of a ride so far.  {Tip of the hat and toast of the Red Bull to ya TCP/IP}

Find a web design company

business owner, where would you look to find a web design company to build a website for your business.
– Mike S. 26 / M / New York, NY

Our company, 3PRIME, LLC in North Haven CT, makes websites. One of our particular skills is fitting keyword goals, business goals and budget together to make a perfect fit for our clients.

Consider this. You are looking for a business website. You could look at:

1) Search engines, find a local company that you can meet with, this helps ensure that your needs and their abilities are clearly communicated.

2) Websites you like and contact the company that built it, this can eliminate time and effort in getting a custom website design.

3) Freelancers, can carry a lot of unknowns, but may be more affordable.

Those are all places to look. However, what you may or may not find is someone to make sure you are buying just what you need.

I also recommend that you place a priority on being able to develop a great relationship because there’s no reason your website should sit idle once complete. Make your new website part of your business development plan!

Investor to develop a great idea for a website?

How do I find a promoter or investor to develop a great idea for a website ?
– Subhash S. M / New Delhi, India

Find someone in a related industry that is successful and plan and execute a pitch to them about why they should invest in your idea.

Identifying the right person to present to is half the battle, the other half being a clear, concise presentation of your idea, what’s involved to startup and at what point business begins to break even and turn a profit.

– Subhash S. M / New Delhi, India

My pleasure, another bit of Free Business Consulting from 3PRIME.