Do you remember what it was like to log onto the internet in 2014? 2009? 1998?
Most readers here remember all of these things, and recall the dramatic and rapid advancements which characterized this period of time. Following the so-called “dot-com” boom of the 1990s, the internet gradually came to encompass an irreplaceable role in our lives, and was the site of seemingly constant innovation.
If you ask any liberal right now, however, all of that came to a Revelations-style apocalyptic end when the FCC voted to scale back regulations they introduced just two years prior. It really was political hysteria in the highest order.
Indeed, even in the face of not-so-business-friendly rules introduced in 2015, the internet managed to remain a hive for business innovation and a seemingly endless supply of content and information. But, let’s make one thing clear: there really isn’t anything you could have done on the internet one month ago that you couldn’t have done in 2015 — the exception being patronizing businesses which didn’t exist yet for different reasons.
~ Facts Not Memes