March 2, 2005
My colleague Mike Mayor and I were reminded that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the founding of the web design firm that would eventually become NetCreations (a company Return Path acquired last year) by Rosalind Resnick and Ryan Scott. Also, today apparently Yahoo! turns 10 (and is giving away free ice cream to commemorate the event).
In different ways, and obviously at different scales, both serve as proof that one of the Internet’s most enduring concepts is to simply allow consumers to tell you what it is they are looking for and then to give it them. Think of the hundreds of companies that did not make it to their 10th birthday partly (or even their 1st) because they didn’t get this simple concept.
Thanks to Mike for his contribution to this posting.