Ten Years Ago

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Over at the Windows Blog they’re celebrating Windows XP turning ten. Ten years ago I was pushing a double stroller and praying that two children would pick one naptime. I had an enormous Gateway computer that I absolutely loved and I spent all our discretionary income on getting the fastest internet connection we could afford.

I was buying and selling women’s couture and my only business partners were eBay and the USPS. My cell phone carrier was US Cellular (I just shredded the papers) and I’m pretty sure I had the top of the line cell phone… because I always do.

Ten years ago, like today, all I needed to launch a business was a few quiet minutes, a robust computer and a stable internet connection.

Nothing has changed. Everything has changed.

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  1. I’ve just begun selling on eBay in order to bring in some much-needed extra income. So far it is going swimmingly. But I do hope that 10 years from now it will be a footnote and I’ll be even more successful in some other venture. Thanks for the perspective and inspiration! Sometimes when you’re in the thick of things it’s tough to imagine life being better and different.

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