ReBoot: Where Were You When…?

A CIO's VoiceWith the recent change in government in Egypt, I have been thinking of all the events that I have witnessed. While the list is not all encompasing, these are the events that stood in my life that I remember.

  1. Energy crisis of 1979
  2. Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters
  3. Y2k
  4. Attempted assignation of Ronald Reagan
  5. Attempted assignation of Pope John Paul
  6. Death of Pope John Paul
  7. Death of John Lennon
  8. Invasion of Kuwait and subsequent war
  9. The Berlin Wall coming down
  10. Downfall of Communism
  11. 9/11 and post 9/11
  12. Iraqi and Afghanistan wars
  13. Gas prices increasing to $4 a gallon
  14. Downfall of Lehman Brothers and the banking crisis
  15. The Great Recession
  16. Election of Barack Obama
  17. Birth of the Internet
  18. Rapid progress of technology
  19. Completion of the Human Genome Project
  20. Cloning
  21. Hurricane Katrina
  22. Asian Tsunami

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