One of the areas of technology I am absolutely passionate about is data storage. When people were looking at 200 megs as a tremendous amount of space, I was working in gigs of information. When the average agency computer had a whopping 2 gig hardrive, my home office server in Mountain View, California was already at a terabyte.
Data storage, it can never be to fast and you can never have to much of it. All hail the cloud!
If you know who these software companies are and what their amazing software did for the world, then you are a hell of lot older then I am. lol
These were some of the deeper than deep tech companies I was lucky enough to be the Executive Creative Director on. Cool stuff. Amazing technologies. Constantly changing. Always evolving.
I love hardware technologies, especially video card companies when you're pushing around million of pixels.
These clients were the odds and ends of the dot com days in Silicon Valley, but are probably closer to what people interact with today on the web.