The End Of Web 2.0 ...Investing Against The Terminally Online Trend
Back in 2005-2008 I was terminally on my blackberry. It was a keyboard and a small screen not even connected to the internet. I thought they would have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Steve Jobs and Apple instead just built the iPhone
Today, in 2022, most people are terminally connected to their iPhone, iPad, laptop, desktop or streaming service, because of the internet and social media and the dopamine it provides.
Jack Raines, a young financial writer had this great riff...
I am an expert in hindsight, so in my expert option 2022 brought us to the end of web 2.0.
We were promised crypto, web 3 and now AI, but really what we have is LVMH (see my post here), ALO, Top Golf, Coal Stocks, Saudi oil princes and some new overlords (Apple, Musk, TikTok) managing the web 2 pipes.
In 2021 I mostly stopped seed investing because everything looked the same and the prices were silly.
In 2022 I spent the most time offline and off my computers than I can remember, cycling, hiking and seeing the world.
The economy is the economy and I can't change that, but the next era will be very good for the creatives and best marketers of course, but also those that break free of being terminally online and those that build products, experiences and companies that cater to offline first with online and tech infused in the background as the garnish.
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