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.