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Amazon in 1999 – check out this news clip that shows off tech in the 90s

Do you remember what the world looked like in 1999? Do you remember Amazon back when it only sold books and movies? Check out this old clip from 60 Minutes about the iconic sales company from the end of the 90s.

This is an interesting look at the start of the business as well as a look into technology from an era long past. We used so much deskspace for our computers. How did we survive with such big monitors? And the design of Amazon? So different!

Things like algorithms are so commonplace today we barely think of them (unless they start sending us weird stuff, I’m looking at you Wish app) but in 1999 this reporter acts like it’s magic. One thing of note, the stock broker had A+ future vision. Amazon and Sears did go to war and Sears lost, big time. If you’re curious about what tech was like the year the dotcom bubble exploded and maybe get some insight as to why Amazon is still with us, check out this video below.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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