Passwords. They have become so ubiquitous in modern life that we rarely think about them. Even our phones have passwords, and some cars and even houses have electronic locks that you can access with a password. They are here to stay, and virtually everything we do, certainly every transaction, has a password associated with it.
I still remember my first password. I needed one at the end of public school to access the brand new computer lab. Yes, we just got computers in my public school. No, I’m not 90 years old. That’s what happens when you live in a rural area. Anyway, I needed to come up with something, and not knowing what else to do, I picked my favourite Pokemon.
It was clean, simple, easy to remember and no one ever hacked it. I thought it was great, and I would have kept using it as my password forever … until they changed how passwords work.