Once again a blog post about the internet. you know, it was not long ago when we had a lot of other things that used to do, very poorly. Things that the internet does very well. On the internet they call it disruptive, which of course was co-opted by suits and is now business speak (If your boss is a business hipster he or she will be able to use it in several sentences without breaking a sweat). So here is a list of things the internet replaced.
You remember the Library, It’s that idea that since people can’t copy books easily we will house a bunch of books and lend them to friends. These days that would be called piracy, but that’s a different issue. The biggest reason we have libraries in the US is because people that got obscenely rich in their business life decided that they should probably give back or else God will invent a new level of Hell just for them.