Crockett Q. Taylor
Crockett Q. Taylor is Client Executive
at IBM corporation. IBM was the forerunner in the development of
the PC and continues to promote inovations for the computer world.
Mr. Taylor provides a thoughtful outlook on computers today.
What do you think is the most important component
of the computer industry today?
I feel that the Internet is the most important component
If you could choose one important innovation for
the future surrounding computers, what would it be?
Improvements in wireless communication.
What do you think is the most revolutionary invention
for the computer industry?
The PC has done more to change the computer industry than
anything that I have seen. It has brought the computer to the general
How do you see yourself involved in the computer
Everything that I do in business is associated with computers.
Marketing, implementation of customer applications, consulting services
and even daily communications all involve computers.
What do you think is the most important trend
to watch in the development of computers?
The transformation of companies to e-Business will have
the most impact in the business world. Companies that do not make
this transformation may not be in business in 10 years.
What is your favorite aspect of today's technology?
The reduced size of the new technology. We will be
able to carry our computers as we carry our mobile phones today.
Do you credit anyone in particular for leading
the computer industry to where it is today?
Early years, IBM was the pioneer in computers. Jobs
(Apple Computer) work with PC's has made the most significant recent changes.
The PC gave everyone access to computers.
Who do you think will be the prominent figures
in the computer industry in the future?
I don't think that we can identify those people or companies
at this time. The PC as we know it today will totally change.
It will be your mobile phone or organizer or something smaller. It
will be wireless telecommunication. Our daily business will be done
using this type technology along with the Internet. Companies that are
successful today may no longer be in business.
What would you refer to as the first "computer"?
The first computer was developed by Univac. The most
successful early computer was the IBM System/360.
Do you have any further points of interest you
would like to share to the readers?
The pace of technology change is accelerating. The
speed of telecommunication will be in millions of characters rather than
thousands. PC's as we know them today will be replaced by handheld
devices. The way companies do business have already changed and will
Crockett Q. Taylor