[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org align=left avatar_size=30]My cohorts and I are off to SEG next week to meet with customers, partners, friends and colleagues. We will hear and tell lots of stories during our visits. Whether at the conference, the exhibit floor, over lunch or drinks, when conversation turns to reminiscing about how it used to be for geoscientists, we will reflect on the amazing and exciting changes we have witnessed in our careers. For the most part, life for a geoscientist is better. I remember my early days as a geophysicist and the time-consuming chores of working with paper sections, measuring travel times with a ruler, transferring times to paper and drawing a contour map. Preparing for a prospect review meant the office was a busy place nights and weekends.
The explosion of computer technology has streamlined the process tremendously and allowed for orders of magnitude more data to be interpreted and analyzed in far less time. Yet, despite the exhilarating changes technology has provided, (more…)