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Diaries from the wild youth of the internet

A Very Public Offering. The Story of theglobel.com and the First Internet Revolution / Valley of the Boom
Regissør: Matthew Carnahan
( USA)

DOTCOM: The first internet revolution is a wild chapter with a strange mix of comedy and disaster. An inside perspective and the wisdom of the future help us to ask again if everything could have gone differently.

It is a well-known fact that historical
events, such as the French Revolution, can be portrayed as both comedy,
tragedy and farce – and that the repetitions of history ironically seem to play over
the same register. But what is the right genre to tell the story
about the internet revolution? National Geographic web site Valley of the Boom seems
to prefer a mixture of farce and comedy, where a possible tragedy belongs
to later chapters. The theme is the prelude to the dotcom crisis, then a strange new one
technology called the "internet" revitalized the American
pioneer mythology.

Weird pioneers

The series follows three companies that were ahead of their time – The Globe.com, which was Facebook ten years before the time, Netscape, which focused on the browser market ten years before Google, and finally Pixelon, which was not only ten years ahead of YouTube, but which also preceded the technology it needed. . .

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Anders Dunker
Philosopher. Regular literary critic in Ny Tid. Translator.

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