No Surprise – Blogs Trump The NY Times

In 2002 a $2000 bet was made between blogging pioneer Dave Winer and Martin Nisenholtz of the NY Times that:

“In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of 02007, weblogs will rank higher than the ‘New York Times‘ Web site”.

The Long Now

This isn’t shocking to many who’ve been following the trends – people were saying that a decade ago. Though it’s harder to pinpoint the timeframe precisely from a decade out, given the assertion that it’s 1994 again, MJ readers ought not be surprised when the coming boom arrives. Toffler has been painting broad brush strokes for nearly 40 years and Kurzweil is sketching the next 40. Scenario thinking can help you at least prevent big surprises and position yourself to take advantage of the coming changes. One highly recommended book is:

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