I’ve been thinking about the Net these past few weeks and how it has changed in the over 25 years I’ve been writing online.
My first website was registered on October 15, 1997.
A European-trained head gardener (that man had forgotten more than I knew) and I were chatting about the Net and how he didn’t think it was possible to explain complicated garden procedures in 1000 words or less. (note: 1000 words was the Google-recommended length of post back then)
I agreed with him but it was my job to try.
Twenty-five years later, I’m that guy and you now only have 300 words or a one-minute video.
From books and full magazine articles to 300 words in a generation.
This – by the way – isn’t a complaint. It’s an observation about how things change. And how those of us who create for a living have to constantly adapt or ….