So, I was not looking at domains at the beginning. I was looking at the Internet. The Internet. I was looking for an understanding of this new "Information Superhighway" that I knew little of and did not understand. I could barely navigate to a website. There was a lot of nothingness. Every once in a while you would get lucky and find something. Usually back then I used mozilla's roulette wheel in which you never knew what site you would end up on. It was so stupid back then. Before the time of enlightenment.
Before that I was using Prodigy by Sears to go along with my Headstart 8088 computer. It was like training wheels for the Internet. It held your hand. Now the Headstart computer was back in the mid 1980's. But it was BACK THEN that I started this journey into darkness. Back then it was commands and I sucked at commands so I had a black screen most of the time. That was on my brothers "Franklin" which was an Apple Clone that eventually got shut down. 300 baud modem. It was scary!! I was clueless and confused and frustrated. But the early 1980's is when this journey began.
So domains came out in 1985 but I did not wise up for another DECADE!! When I saw the techies dismiss domain names in favor of 182.993.198, I knew they were clueless on what was coming. They simply did not understand business and consumers and sales or marketing or even people in general. They are techies. Blind to much of that stuff. So if you are a techie and that's the world you see, gonna be much harder to make it with domains.
Thru the eyes of a businessman, salesman and knowing the history of business, of how products evolve and hit critical mass, this was a jaw dropping moment.
It was not until May of 1996 that I really started to put it together. Then I would type until my fingers could type any more from the pain. My wrists would be too enflamed to go on. I would fall asleep at the keyboard. Wake up and start again. I learned to use different finger. Matter of fact, I no longer use my index finger of my right hand to type. I use my middle finger. How convenient. But the truth is, that finger is the strongest and can take the most punishment.
The road was long and it made little sense at the start. But oh my have we come a long way since then!
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