<quote ref=”amazon“>The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leverage the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors like health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives. But success in the Third Wave will require a different skill set, and Case outlines the path forward.</quote>
Sure feels like the end of the bubble. Here is a chronicle of generalized boosterism of the scale of George Gilder’s Telecosm
The Next Wave in the Internet’s Evolution; Steve Case; In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2016-04-04.
Teaser: First came getting people online. Then the apps era took over. Now a fresh reimagining is taking off. Mentions
too big to fail
Financial Technology (FinTech)
First Wave → internet portals; e.g. AOL.
Second Wave → applications & services on top of the internet.
Third Wave → something about ubiquity
coopetition (a neologism of cooperation & competition)
Sarah Eisner lives in Menlo Park, CA; she is a mom; ex-product management, Cisco, engineering degree(s?), Stanford.
tl;dr → there is stress in the grade schools; the parents cause it because they are successful; she volunteered at the school, she observed it, she reported it, she worked with the education complex to try to ameliorate it; amelioration can only be done in the slightest; she has moved on.
tl;dr → 3600 words; [Economic inequality] isn’t his fault; in fact, he creates it for a living and that act is seminal to the rest of society. The startups are the seed corn; he creates the startups. We should be more grateful.
Filed under: True But Irrelevant; Won’t settle anything. Expected to be inflammatory.
If one’s value criterion is “my people X were wronged; we need to get more; and right now!” then the argument addresses nothing [substitute X for identity consciousness among at least and not limited to: sex, gender, orientation, age, ancestry, language, previous military service (or refusal of such), looks, weight, height, hair color, Stones-vs-Beatles, Windows-vs-Mac, iOS-vs-Android, whatever]. Won’t cause the have-nots to have more, be smarter, be safer, be less outsourced, the meek to be able to rise up and inherit or live in a world with less corruption; or, importantly, to shut up and let him & the rest of us practice our craft, whatever that may be with the minimal interference that is our due. Does not answer why the youngs want to experiment with manged economics for a little bit (ahem, The Socialism. Every generation has to re-learn this, don’t they?).
tl;dr → Beltway reporter breezes into town, weaves a discursive tale alternating between one person’s heartwrenching slow-moving personal disaster and in-town social policy. Eats, shoots, leaves. Dripping with the sanctimony of the age, and with helpful animated interactive HTML5 maps of the area for the East Coast audience who won’t understand what “east side of the city” means, oriented against the mute totemic icons for the campuses of Google, Microsoft, Stanford.