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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:59 PM

23. over excitement brought us the .com bust

I was at ground zero during all that. I have the scars, plus a ch.7 to prove it

The hype and expectations over what the Internet will bring us was at full boil and steam rolling into 2001. When the world realized that everything that was to come wasn't coming immediately, things began to cool and it looking like GWB was going to win the election (and he did), things did cool and everyone panicked. Then 9/11 happened.

Funny thing is, pretty much everything that was promised from the Internet did come to pass. It just took about 15 years longer than people wanted it to.

On balance, the (BOOM - the bust), along with the Moon Landing in 1969 is probably two best things that the US brought to the world in the last 100 years. Was the Internet boom worth the Internet bust? Absolfuckinglootely.

Without the Internet, you and I wouldn't be having this conversation.

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