Monday, May 02, 2011

louisgray.com: News, Tech Revolutionized In Decade Chasing Bin Laden

Excerpt from a timely Louis Gray reality check

Keep in mind that in the fall of 2001:

  • Google was a private company with Eric Schmidt 6 months into his position of CEO
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 was the dominant Web browser.
  • The iPod was launched in October, to mixed reviews.
  • Blogger was two years old, and 18 months from its sale to Google.
  • Friendster hadn't launched yet.
  • LinkedIn didn't exist.
  • Mark Zuckerberg was in high school.
  • The combined AOL Time Warner was 8 months old.
  • Twitter was two companies away for Ev Williams.
Ten years of progress has delivered us a new world of realtime, a new world of smartphones, a world of mobile applications, a world centered around texting and instant notifications, one where friends can share news from any source to practically any destination, a world where anybody has the chance to have a voice, which can be shared to millions in moments if the content hits the right spot.

louisgray.com: News, Tech Revolutionized In Decade Chasing Bin Laden

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