History: Online calendar services taking off

, Aug 19, 2006

Calendar services—pages that allow users to make appointments and set their schedules—are all the rage these days, with everyone from established players such as Yahoo to start-ups joining the fray.

This article could easily have been written today — but in fact it was published in 1998. Funny to see history repeating itself.

As Dare Obasanjo, who dug up this link, says:

What’s surprising to me is how surprised people are that an idea that failed in 1990s will turn out any differently now because you sprinkle the AJAX magic pixie dust on it.