Neil ponders things that seem normal now that would have been unbelievable just ten years ago…
Yesterday I mentioned that all this fuss about Yahoo and Flickr would, simply, have been unintelligible to someone ten years ago. And it got me thinking – what other techy/new media-esque things that we take for granted today would have seemed impossible to someone locked up in solitary these last ten years?
It’s a good list. Google is probably the biggest one for me. The idea that there’s a simple, single text entry box on one web site that seems to be able to answer almost any question that comes to mind. It’s hard to imagine what we did with this Web thing before Google, just as when the Internet got popular, it became difficult to imagine what we did with computers without it.
I’ll have to take is word for the hinges.