Back in 1999, I spoke to a friend of a friend about their website. “It’s no good,” I said, “all the search engines are established. Yahoo, Altavista, Lycos. There will be no new ones.”
Google started the same year.
Back in 2004, I spoke to a client. “It’s no good,” I said, “people won’t give you their information for free any more. You have to offer them something in return.”
Facebook started the same year.
Back in 2000, I spoke to a colleague. “It’s no good,” I said, “you have to be compatible with PCs. Apple are a dead company.”
Apple are now the biggest company in the world.
Back in 2009, I spoke to a friend. “It’s no good,” I said, “this is just like Facebook. What’s the point?”
I now work at Twitter. And it’s still nothing like Facebook.
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