Last week I had the pleasure of lunching after too many missed years with a wonderful colleague from PRODIGY editorial. Melissa’s industry experience is blue chip including an unaccepted Amazon job offer because it required leaving New York. I'm enjoying reading the stories recognizing Amazon's tenth birthday and looking back at the evolution of this industry.
Over lunch we actually stepped back two decades to our separate but early experiences with Teletext ventures at Time and the New York Times, and Prestel standard Videotex in Australia. While I marveled at my first encounters with online collaboration in 1985 I admit not forseeing the extent to which it would transform and create businesses through "The Power of Us" as the June 20, 2005 Business Week article argues.