Web at 30. The won, lost and the next 30 years?

The utter maddening things we do. Some people drive to the nearest shopping centre to buy the latest phone or PC. Me, I boarded a 16-hour round trip to New York’s B&H bought my Powerbook, with its wopping 6Gb hard drive, ate a pizza and boarded the next plane home.

What would drive anyone to do that? I needed little convincing that with this new computer this was the future. It…