From floppy disks to the cloud
In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies.
At the same time, RIT was going all-in on a future in computing. The university had just announced that it would create one of the first comprehensive computing colleges in the nation—the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS).
“Anyone who was into technology at the time knew that the dot-com bubble was just a momentary setback,” said Gus Weber ’02 (information technology), who attended the GCCIS groundbreaking in 2001. “Data, computing, and the web were not going to get any less important in our world.”