This summer saw the launch of seven new school websites across the state of Arizona, all designed and developed by the McFadden/Gavender digital team. The schools are part of the Arizona Charter School family and include three La Paloma Academy locations in Tucson, Heritage Elementary Schools in Glendale and Williams, and Liberty Traditional Charter Schools in Phoenix and Douglas.
A quarter of a century ago, the internet was a year old and there weren’t any commercial websites. Here’s what the very first web page looked like, in all its primitive, minimalist glory:
Over the past several decades, new technology has always replaced its predecessor. Video streaming replaced DVDs, which replaced VHS; digital audio files and streaming replaced CDs, which replaced cassettes and vinyl; iPods replaced the Walkman; cell phones replaced land lines; smartphones replaced dumb phones; and online news is in the process of replacing newspapers. Yet, through all these advancements and the obsolescence of many old technologies, radio and television have survived. Radio has been with us for nearly 100 years, and television debuted almost 80 years ago. Why are these tech dinosaurs still here?