The Space Shuttle Uses Old Technology – mixed with new ideas.

When NASA sends the space shuttle into orbit on missions, most of the technology used on the shuttle is about 15 years old. It sounds rediculous but the reason is that the technology is tried tested and true. If you think about it all the technology we are using right now we use for web development; it’s the same situation. Take RSS feeds. the technology has finally made it into modern web browsers as a built in function. Take the concept of Web Services, again old technology but with new ideas it fuels just about every iPhone application available.

So if all the new ideas of today are fueled by old tools of yesterday, what is really new?

To answer that you would have to know the tools of yesterday enough to reconfigure them in a way that is unique enough to constitute new…