Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Sep. 30, 2019 1 min read

There is still time to relive the fail whale era 😌

It really is nostalgic to feel the brokenness of old-Internet in 2019, longer after these experiments & companies matured, the feats of scale solved. I can't explain why this is happening now, but there is an incredible story there — I really hope someone finds it & writes it

The incredible talent & products from China that entered the western market over this last year, the first dabbles & leaders, was a wakeup call. We could feel the differences, of culture, focus, maturity. For the powerful players, it was the regulative honeypot, the elephant.

I don't know when the macroeconomic forces of the Trade War, of a global spike in nationalism and protectionism, will truly surface in technology. But there is little precedent for where we are today — and it may happen for faster than we could predict.

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