Wednesday, March 02, 2005
happy birthday Yahoo!
I read this post from john batelle month's ago, and it still strikes me as one of the more important statements to come from David Filo at Yahoo:
From the entry (filo makes a point)on batelle's blog:
[John Batelle] asked if they still believed in the vision and hype of the mid 90s - about how the internet was going to change everything... Filo came out with a great line about the early promise of the internet - that we'd all become creators and producers of content - and how long it takes to fulfill:
That was the promise of the internet from day one -when Mosaic came out the whole idea was that anybody could publish now, that was the new thing ...yet it took this long to get to simple blogging... If you said ten years ago that you could have blogging in ten years, and that will be the extent of it, people wouldn't have been that impressed. Indeed. In 1994, anyone claiming that in ten years, we'd have a robust self-publishing movement like blogging would have been drummed out of the room for a lack of vision.
Congratulations Yahoo! on making it to 10. It's a good thing for all of us.
Yahoo's also posted a 10-year Netrospective (inspired by 10x10 by Jonathan Harris):
awww memory lane.