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And the Meeker Shall Inherit the Virtual Earth (In Other Words, Mary's Annual Internet Trends Preso)

BoomTown has been paying mind to Morgan Stanley’s Internet analyst Mary Meeker’s prognostications for longer than either of us cares to mention.

Thus, I always pay mind when she puts out her Internet trends deck, which she just did at the Web 2.0 Summit conference in San Francisco.

I could tell you all she said in the presentation, titled “Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask & Answer,” but you might want to read on.

Quick synopsis: This Internet thing looks like it might have legs and the kids seem to love it.

Enjoy:


Internet Trends Presentation


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work