This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of my first post on ZDNet. To mark the occasion, I went back and immersed myself in the news of the day to see how much the world has changed in the past decade and a half. It was a disorienting trip down memory lane. So many events that would irrevocably change our world were just around the corner.This is what the ZDNet home page looked like that day, courtesy of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.In early 2006, George W. Bush was President of the United States. The leading candidates to replace him, according to a Quinnipiac University poll, were former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a freshman Senator from Illinois named Barack Obama. Whatever happened to those guys? tech that changed us The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite The 1990s, from WorldWideWeb to Google The 2000s, from iPhone to Twitter The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokémon Go One bit of political news that made it to ZDNet’s front page that day was a story about “the new JibJab joke hub.” I won’t even try to explain that to anyone who wasn’t there.American… Read full this story
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