re: The Internet in 1995
The internet has done things that few people imagined back in 1995. The
internet is now about 7000 days old, its already completely changed
media and commerce, how we socialise is being transformed, the next big
shift is probably in education (which thus far has been based on the
idea that you need to get people into a room together if you want to
disseminate knowledge efficiently). Ultimately, I think its going to
change the way we think as well.
In 1995 I was literally wasting hours of my life debating things with
people that could be largely settled these days with 5 minutes of
googling. I'm starting to realise that most of the pre-internet thinking
I did was akin to stumbling around in the dark.
(originally a comment on this metafilter thread)