Nolan Taylor built his first computer in 1989.
That’s when dial-up was the norm and instead of websites, you used a modem to connect to bulletin-board services (BBSs).
“I’ve always had a love of the hands-on aspect of technology. It’s just fascinating,” said Taylor, clinical assistant professor of information systems. “And how rapidly it changes is fascinating as well. The fact that all these things you saw on science fiction shows when you were growing up are coming true in our lifetime is somewhat of a shock.”
Taylor grew up in Alabama, receiving his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force for nine years, focusing on management of technical projects.