As early as 1998 I was trading MP3's. I became obsessed with this digital craze early on. Not as early as the supergeeks, but close. I wrote articles, evangelized my friends, convinced my job to by technology, blah..blah..blah. I totally left the idea of handheld device on my mantle. I imagined everyone with a laptop by now and a free worldwide wireless network. Its almost that, but also very different. And the awareness I predicted was way off. I thought by 2006 the world (at least my city) would be very digital.
Maybe, the analog and the digital will co-exist forever. Some folks still don't prefer e-mail over a written letter. And maybe, my timing is off.