Oh, well. That date.In case you wonder, in 2001 I came from a meeting that afternoon and someone had turned on the TV in the office corridor. My immediate reaction was that this was a really bad joke. The proof of reality was when I discovered that the internet was completely blocked. No pages were accessible.At the risk of appearing, or trying to appear, profound, I have always found the poem Angst by Danish poet Tom Kristensen – written in the 1920s – a striking description of the terrorist mind. (Summary – the angst or anxiety felt by the narrator leads to fantasies about destruction).Robert Scoble reminds us that 2001 was a long time ago:
That was a world without Flickr. Without HD. Without YouTube. Without Ustream. Without Facebook. Without Google Reader. Without WordPress. Without Twitter. Without Del.icio.us. Without iPhone.
Also worth noting is that Swedish media is keeping the coverage of the fourth anniversary of the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh very low key. Next year will be different, I guess.