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2007 was 10 years ago. I know mathematically that is not true. However, in terms of American cultural evolution 2007 was 10 years ago.

In 2007 most Americans had never really heard of Twitter or Lady Gaga. The pilot who flew the Enola Gay and dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima died. In 2007 the prime time TV audience saw their first iPhone commercials and the Motorola Razr’s ride as the sleekest, most ultra-modern cell phone had lasted less than 2 years. On phone calls with clients, contemporaries and family, the prevailing sentiment seems to be that time is elapsing faster. It is Easter and then it is Christmas. It is an economic, psychological and cultural reality; we do in fact live in a world dominated by speed.

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