"You are probably one of them; #ChatGPT in 2023 is poised the way the World Wide Web was in 1993."
I wouldn't count out Google just yet. But tech history from the Blackberry to WordPerfect to America Online suggest that Google should watch its step.
For several years after Amazon was founded, I was a Jeff Bezos skeptic. My line was that for Amazon to compete with Wal-Mart, Amazon had to master logistics. For Wal-Mart to compete with Amazon, Wal-Mart just needed a web site.
To my surprise, Amazon was able to master logistics before Wal-Mart figured out online sales. And along the way, Amazon was able to master cloud computing as well. It is a remarkable story.
I think the author is right. And I further think that Elon will sell, or at least relinquish control of, Twitter in a few years.
I use Wikipedia and have thought about sending them a few bucks but not now.
Only for laptops vintage circa 2005 but still surprising.
Suggestions for how to find useful, interesting stuff on the Net.
I've noticed this only a little, but if it gets bad, the market should provide many excellent alternatives.
Yes, the Internet has not worked as expected in several important ways.
'The Long Tail' was supposed to boost alternative voices in music, movies, and books—but the exact opposite happened.
I hope Anil Dash is right. (But I wouldn't bet on it.)