In comparative terms, the transition from stand-alone to networked technologies was fairly rapid. The shift happened in the mid 1990s and it certainly took many by surprise. We had all become comfortable with the affordances of personal computers, especially content provisionality where editing content was easy and you could save your work to return to later. Before networked computers, we transferred media and content to other systems using disks, and we printed out our work for physical mailing to recipients. In the 80s, the graphics capability of our personal computers was limited, but we had a choice between the IBM style PCs and the Apple computers.