My friend Mark is throwing New Media a birthday party this Thursday to celebrate the radical change that has happened because of her arrival 20 years ago, come join us as we relive the memories and discuss the future. RSVP in the comment section, space is limited so act quickly.
It was twenty years ago in the Fall of '89 when a young analyst joined Alex Brown & Sons with a plan to launch a networking + media investment banking practice. Â The plan was based on bringing companies public that helped everyone move to email and network-based services, making universal what only workstation users enjoyed at the time.
The practice was called NEW MEDIA. Â One of the results was the IPO of America Online in March, 1992.
It was also in 1989 that Tim Berners-Lee submitted his first proposal at CERN for what became the World Wide Web.
Twenty years later, with old-media fighting for financial survival, it's time to throw NEW MEDIA a birthday party. Â While still young, she has grown into a global powerhouse, upsetting regimes and recasting fortunes.
Come join some originals and many of the next wave of NEW MEDIA entrepreneurs at her 20th Birthday Party.
It will be thrown at the loft of that analyst at 36 West 20th Street, 4th Floor, 7-9PM Thursday Oct 15th.
We expect video guests from SF, LA, Maui, DC, London, Beijing and Berlin to wish her a happy 20th.
Drinks and munchies provided. Â Bring your memories and your business plans. Â Friends are welcome too!
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