Comparing Youmacon 2014 to Youmacon 2005

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Comparing Youmacon 2014 to Youmacon 2005

Postby Bill-kun » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:53 pm

Things we had at the first Youmacon:
* Digital cameras
* Digital projectors
* Wifi Internet
* Laptop computers
* MP3 players (but not with their own built-in speakers)
* CD players
* DVD players
* Instant messaging over the Internet (text and pictures only)
* Cell phones
* E-mail
* Photobucket
* Flickr
* Online forums
* Online chat rooms (text and pictures only)
* MySpace
* Friendster

Things we did not have at the first Youmacon:
* Text messaging
* Picture messaging
* Smartphones
* Tablet computers
* YouTube
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram
* Tumblr
* Wikipedia
* Bluetooth
* Pocket-sized speakers of decent volume

We had 1,078 people at the Death Star hotel in Troy in 2005. Here are the photos from Youmacon 2005. Hard to believe it's the same convention!

http://2005.youmacon.com/photos.shtml
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