By Michell Léon
Where were you in life when the Internet came out? I mean, when it started to be a thing for the non-geeky people?
If you are too young to remember, here is a little service message for you.
The Internet happened on a big scale in the mid-nineties and as a consequence, everyone had to bend their thinking from linear to non-linear.
Everything in the world could suddenly be connected, and it didn't take long for innovation to spur all sorts of combinations, which had never been seen before.
It was a wild west of possibilities, but at the same time the technology wasn't there yet. Even less the market, which still did things the old way.
A game changer
For me personally, the Internet was a total game changer. It completely changed my course in life, and I went all-in on the new mindset without ever looking back.
I remember how alive I felt because of what seemed to be endless possibilities. I had no doubt that the Internet would change the world as we knew it, and I wanted to be part of it as an online-journalist, storyteller, and entrepreneur.
I especially loved blogging, and the fact that anyone could publish without having to ask someone for permission, like an editor. For me, as a unique individual, it was the route to independence and freedom, and I took it.