Facts showing how much the Internet has changed our world

KPCB Internet Trends 2012

The above presentation from KPCB puts together an engaging collection of “before/after” facts about the Internet and advances in communication devices. These three stood out for their simplicity and intensity:

1) Slide 30/112: After 125 Years, Landlines Were Surpassed by Mobiles in 2002

2) 31/112: After 244 Years, Encyclopedia Britannica is Going Out of Print in 2012

3) 32/112: After 305 Years, Newspaper Ad Revenue Was Surpassed by Internet in 2010

A number of slides after #32 go into a fun array addressing specific before/after changes in the way societies go about their business.

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