The Splinternet

I somehow managed to forget to post this article after I wrote it, so here it finally is:

A blast from the past in an article written three years ago today, on January 26, 2010, by Josh Bernoff:

“We call this new world the Splinternet (with a nod to Doc Searls and Rich Tehrani, who used the term before us with a somewhat different meaning). It will splinter the Web as a unified system. The golden age has lasted 15 years. Like all golden ages, it lasted so long we thought it would last forever. But the end is in sight.”

It’s interesting to see how the increasingly diverse computing market was viewed even just a few years ago, in a time when accidentally finding this article on my computer and piecing together this post between my phone and iPad would have been impossible.