Sure, it's from a comic strip. About corporatelife. But it still works—probably more than ever. And yet there'sso much of it we take for granted—or simply forget how little of itwe used at the turn of the century.

Ten years ago, fax machines still dominated a lot of thebusiness we do. In fact, I still remember our first Readers' Choicesurvey eight years ago, and how counting though the faxed-inballots became an exercise in archaeology, because if you wrinkledthe fragile paper, or smeared the barely-there ink, it would belost to history.

Remember AOL? Dial-up internet? All replaced by broadband,turning email into more than a weekend hobby while completelytransforming video from a choppy, time-consuming hassle to abusiness model for at least three major players that allows you towatch just about any television show ever, anywhere you want.

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