I can remember a time when there was no World Wide Web. I can remember when I had one friend that could access it. I can remember when it took all night to download a couple of songs. I remember when streaming a live audio cast required luck to got more than 5 minutes without it cutting out and needing to buffer. I can remember when you had to pick Real Player, Windows Media Player or Quicktime to watch a video and they might not all be an option. I remember when you were lucky if the video was large enough to actually see what was going on. I can remember when you have to pick between Altavista, Webcrawler or Excite when you wanted to search for something. I remember when the idea of accessing the Internet while you were in the middle of a field was something that happened in sci-fi shows.
I think the web is amazing. I think we all take it a bit for granted. We live in a world where we can find out anything whenever we want. We can watch entire seasons of TV shows in high def whenever we want. We can create and upload our own videos for free. Nearly everything I thought “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could…” when I was a kid has come true. We live in the future and I think we need to appreciate it more. All we need is flying cars, replicants and hoverboards and everything will be perfect.