Saturday, May 14, 2005

What may not have worked, may work today

A lot has changed since the go go boom that went bust. Many of the ideas and businesses that saw a flood of money in the mid to late 90s seemed great at the time. There was a model, and in most cases, at least a distant concept of how money would be made- eventually.

We have said good bye to most of these defunct businesses.

I think it makes sense to go back and re-examine a few of them. Back then, the "last mile" had not penetrated enough households. Today that is a very different story. Wireless had certainly helped broadband become a key part of anyones day at home- even remote places like my hometown of Anaconda, Montana now have broadband providers.

Maybe some of these have a prayer if rekindled?