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In February and March 2014 I participated in a Coursera course about the history of the Internet. One of the assignments was an essay on what the Internet might be like in 20 years' time. This page complements it: it's a list of occurrences confirming (or potentially contradicting) my predictions.

27 July 2015

Woolworths are offering a pickup service for purchases on eBay. That makes sense for everybody.

21 March 2016

There are a surprising number of shops for lease in Sturt Street, the main shopping area of Ballarat.

6 April 2017

The Washington Post reports the demise of another retailer, Payless Shoes, which also (still) has an net presence in Australia, though it seems that it has closed down too. But at the same time it makes it clear that big retailers are also feeling the pinch.

19 April 2017

Two identical paper mail letters today, from ANZ bank: they're closing their Sebastopol branch due to lack of interest, “Internet banking” being the stated culprit.

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