The Web has shaken up the world so profoundly - and so quickly - that it's worth pausing for a moment to take a closer look (put down those mobiles, please!). Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has provided just such a recap for the All Things D Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes. The place is packed with technology heavyweights (including Apple's Tim Cook), but Meeker's slideshow tells you more than most any presentation. For non-techies, the "Then and Now" section is fascinating. From ATD:
We're pretty familiar with the well-worn tales of how the Internet is disrupting the 305-year-old newspaper business, and how mobile phones are messing up the 125-year-old landline telephone business. But Meeker's presentation goes a lot deeper than that. The Internet is also disrupting the creation of art, how people document and record the histories of their life, how they take notes, how they borrow money. Roughly a third of Meeker's 125 slides are devoted to this theme of change and disruption, and when taken as a whole, it's startling. "A lot of it is stuff you know, but when packaged in a way that you see it all together, I'm overwhelmed," she said.