As someone who has been playing on the eCommerce side of the automotive industry for some time now I find myself having to explain things quite often. Some folks get it, others don’t. And that statement can be used for just about any venture I’ve worked on in the past 8 years of doing this.
I also have a degree in History and have always been fascinated with how many similarities can be found since man began recording things (yeah, I know I’m a dork). We seem destined to repeat ourselves over and over again, but with bigger toys. I will say that I have struggled to find a similar thread in history that can relate to this Information Revolution we’re in. The only major event before, when things moved very rapidly, was during the Industrial Revolution, but things are much cleaner this time around. And you didn’t have two major widespread-philosophies in the industrial revolution. Yes, there were the workers and the owners, but that was not as global as the users and the doers are in our current revolution. So, what piece of history can we correlate things to today? [Read more…]