Internet time

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Internet time is the notion that software development had gotten faster due to the Dotcom boom. Joel Spolsky calls this idea a "myth":

  • Around 1996, the New York Times first noticed that new Netscape web browser releases were coming out every six months or so, much faster than the usual 2 year upgrade cycle people were used to from companies like Microsoft. This led to the myth that there was something called "Internet time" in which "business moved faster." Which would be nice, but it wasn't true. Software was not getting created any faster, it was just getting released more often. [1]
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