You may have heard a couple of new terms: digital native, and digital immigrant. Anyone born after 1985 or so is probably a digital native – they’ve grown up with computers all around. The rest of us have had to learn about computers and all things digital – we grew up in a different time.

But I think there is a third category – digital pioneers – and I consider myself a digital pioneer. I’ve been in this business for 30 years now, and actually contributed to how personal computers are used today. I wrote the very first spelling checker for a personal computer, and created the first true grammar checker for computers.

I’ve done a lot of other things, and I’m now back in the startup business – working on a new web site. I thought it would be fun to create a blog about this new venture, as well as share other random thought I have from time to time about the digital age.

About brucewampler

I've had a long and varied careen in the computer industry. I taught computer science at the University of New Mexico for nearly 15 years. I founded two successful computer software companies. I wrote the first spelling checker and first grammar checkers for personal computers. I've lived in Glenwood Springs for 10 years. My wife, Trina, grew up here, and I've been coming to Glenwood since 1977. My kids have attended the local public schools, and have had a great experience. My son, Van, will be attending the University of Colorado starting in the fall of 2007, and my daughter is a Sophomore at Glenwood Springs High School. I've been on the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education for almost 5 years. Working with our kids, teachers, schools, principals, administrators, and the Roaring Fork community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.
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