I love Wired. The other day, I was re-reading some of the old back-issues of Wired I have. Flipping through the pages, looking at the old ads and articles, I realized how much you can learn from exploring these pages from the viewpoint of today – and how fun it is to see them again.
This blog is not intended to be just a point-and-laugh central, picking apart the mistakes of the past and ridiculing those who got it wrong. You won’t have to look long for posts that do that, of course… but the main purpose of this blog is to put the past into perspective. In the fast paced world of tech, we often lure ourselves into believing that everything is different now, and old rules don’t apply. Well, quite often they do (if not always) and checking out our collective tech-past can help us get a perspective on the present.
So, will this blog tell you if the iPad is the next big thing? Or if Twitter is dead in 3 years? Nah. But hopefully it can shed some light on what similar ideas of the past worked out, which didn’t and why.
Hi, I’m Theis Søndergaard. I’m 33, Danish, and currently work as senior product manager in Zmags.
In my not so distant past I co-founded and worked in consumer IT-security company BullGuard for seven years, riding the second wave of the web. By education, I’m a journalist.
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