Last night we were watching the Seven Ages of Rock on our Sky Plus (Tivo-like machine) that has been playing on the BBC. The most recent age starts with Morrisey and the Smiths and focuses mainly on the mid-90s competition between Oasis and Blur. My 12-year old son, who wasn't even born before their rivalry began, asked if Noel Gallagher of Oasis had Tourette's Syndrome after watching his interviews. Yes son, but it's not nice to make fun of the disadvantaged.
This seemed like a long time ago, but it looks even longer ago when you see this video posted by John Battelle. "In the future...you will be able to expand into new markets at low cost." Click here if you can't see the video.
You have to feel sorry for Digital. They should have invented the PC, they could have been Microsoft (where did Allchin's team come from after all), and they could have been Google (with Alta Vista). But weren't they prescient?
For video on Seven Ages of Rock, click here.