The Weekly Stripe – 03.11.17

Get your tech nostalgia fix with this week’s reads, reminiscing over the long gone past and asking what the future holds. 

The surprising story of how PowerPoint conquered the world, one slide at a time

A nostalgic account of coming of age with AOL Instant Messenger

Microsoft Paint’s influence on artists is bigger than you might think

An interesting read about the peak of phone as hardware, and why iPhone X is the beginning of the end

Beautiful, impossible dream of a simpler smartphone