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1995: The year the future began

‘The Internet? Bah!’ Classic off-target essay appeared 20 years ago

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the publication date of a commentary about the Internet so breathtakingly off target that it has become something of an online cult classic. The … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 13 Comments

What ‘Time’ forgot in its look back to 1995

“Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago?” Time magazine asked in a recent writeup online that offered a puzzling look back at 1995. Puzzling for what Time … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 11 Comments

Rolling out 1995

I’ll be rolling out 1995: The Year the Future Began at an “Inside Media” program tomorrow afternoon at the Newseum, the $450 million museum of news on Pennsylvania Avenue in … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 31 Comments

Looking back to 1995, the year the future began

The passing of 20 years illuminates how 1995 was a watershed year — a time of maturing technologies and converging trajectories, a hinge moment at the cusp of the millennium. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 42 Comments

It’s out: 1995: The Year the Future Began

I received yesterday the author’s copies of my most recent book, 1995: The Year the Future Began, which examines a memorable and pivotal year in recent American history. The book … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

Anniversaries, controversies for Amazon

Amazon.com, the company that that demonstrated the Web could be safe for commerce, marks two anniversaries this month, the 20th anniversary of its incorporation and the 19th anniversary of the opening … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 53 Comments

Talking 1995

I was on WMJI’s Morning Show in Cleveland a few weeks back to talk about 1995: It was the first discussion on broadcast media about my forthcoming book, 1995: The … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 31 Comments

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