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I know that a lot of people end up stuck in a rut, as I do. What and whydoes that does that mean? Well sometimes we don’t want to have changed. Change becomes a difficult thing for us to deal with. But change is also a good thing. I want today to wander the evolution of PDF readers. When the first Adobe Acrobat hit the world, there were no easy ways to use non-Adobe software to open, modify, and save a PDF file again. Now, you can create PDF files directly in Microsoft Office, and the Open Office products. You can go into your Google Drive and using Google Docs create a PDF File. The issue, of course now becomes the concept of locking a PDF.

Now, there are programs that let you send a PDF in a locked format. It cannot be opened and edited, but it can be signed. The evolution of the market forced the change. PDF Fusion, Aabby Finereader, Omnipage pro, and even Microsoft Office can easily open a PDF file for editing. DocuSign and others allow you to send a contract via PDF to others and have them sign the file and return it to you without them being able to modify the content of the file. It is a huge change over the past few years. There was a time when you got documents in person and signed them. Yous till have to physically (pen on paper) sign some legal documents like a large load (car, house or condo).

That got me thinking about other changes that I haven’t talked about or for that matter even thought about in a while. One of the solutions is this, the very site we write on, Virily. There are many sites that support writers and writing. But the reality of those sites is most don’t pay. I started my blog on the old LiveWriter platform (part of MSN.Com back in the day). Microsoft closed Live writer and sold the blogs and assets to WordPress. WordPress represents a great blogging site. I have been blogging there for many years. But the reality is that paying sites became the rage about six years ago. Many of the original paysites have died for a lot of reasons. But the reality is blogging has evolved!

I wonder what is next, the blog of tomorrow?

  • do you ever wonder what the writing site of 10 years from now will look like?

    • Yes
    • No
  • if you like will you share a technology that has evovled a lot since you first used it?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is the concept of a computer changing as well?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Q: do you ever wonder what the writing site of 10 years from now will look like?
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    No (1 votes) – 14%
    Q: if you like will you share a technology that has evolved a lot since you first used it?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: Is the concept of a computer changing as well?
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    No (1 votes) – 14%

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