Ten years ago this month, I originally published "The Developers." It's weird to think it was that long ago, and even weirder to think that I started on the book 13 years ago, in 2002. While so much has changed with the Internet, the key tenets of the book seemingly still hold true:
1. The Internet is a social place.
2. Governments and corporations are always watching.
Then again, I guess these items are relevant in real-life situations as well. It's just much easier to track people (definitely as a group but also as individuals) online.
In the next few months, I'm going to try to write posts and reflect in detail on some of the items in the book which I correctly guessed right, and some things that I was a bit off base. I can tell you one thing for certain - I didn't anticipate the number of mobile users to grow so quickly!