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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus