Thursday, March 3, 2016

Construction Fail, Part 4: Welder

If you can't assemble your construction because your beam doesn't fit in the hole, then you must adjust the hole to fit it. Here, a welder laboriously cuts away unwanted parts of the level plate, so that the upright will fit in it. In the software world this means coding new software so that your own pre-made codework will work with it. It's a tough job and not easy to do, and you still have to pay someone to do it - until now. Now, it's 1994 and the Internet has incredible possibilities. And all that new code to fit with the old code can be done  - by computers! 

These comic book-style illustrations were made for an entity named "Leverage Technologists," who were promoting their product of "Computer Aided Software Engineering." Their idea was to make all these temperamental and independent programs work with each other to build the infrastructure of the Internet and everything related to it. In 1994 the World Wide Web is only one year old. What is one year old now in 2016, that will change our lives forever?

Ink on illustration board, about 6 1/2" x 8 1/2", March 1994.

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