Salvo Responds ... 4 of 6
There is a ridiculousness about this dual-memoir of the creation of
Kairos, of two thirty-somethings writing about an academic journal that
never made a penny. It is ridiculousness born out of what Netscape
co-founder Jim Clark titled Netscape Time.
Clark is another West-Texas connection: he grew up within a day's drive
of the Texas Tech campus. When he reflects on the development of
Netscape, Clark describes Netscape time as a compression of time wrought
by the speed and apparent ease of use of the Web:
wasn't much different from many other high-tech start-ups, which have a
free-for-all quality that doesn't respond to normal management
techniques; a certain level of insanity often a pretty high level
went with the territory. Despite the craziness, or perhaps because
of it, we had accomplished a tremendous amount in very little time. We
has set a new standard for the future of American industry. This
defined the idea of "Netscape time," which also became known as
"Opportunity to Catch our Breath"
Kairos Will Have Been ...
Kairos logo circa 2002 ... and beyond?