I thought it would be interesting to go back ten years – to the beginning of the “aughts” – and list ten things we thought we knew.
- "This dotcom investing frenzy is not a bubble. No way”
- “AOL is so much better than CompuServe and Prodigy. Looks at all these disks I have for free hours!”
- “The new Google search engine is cool. But there’s no money to be made in providing search results.”
- “Pluto. That’s the ninth planet in our solar system.”
- “Apple is coming out with something called an iPod next year. Kind of like a Walkman, I guess.”
- “I’ve already got a 27-inch TV. Why would I need a bigger one?”
- “GeoCities is the future of the social web.”
- “If there’s one thing I know it’s that real estate is always a safe investment.”
- “An encyclopedia on your computer, like Encarta, is a great product that lots of people will pay for.”- “What’s a GPS? What’s a Facebook? What’s a Youtube?”
Makes you wonder about what we “know” is true right now and how that will change in the coming years.