TLWIR 41: HTML5 – The Tewodros II of the Internet Age

Posted by acrossad on Jul 6, 2012 12:57 PM EDT; By Rex Djere
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Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia created a modern Ethiopia during the 19th century using the sheer force of his considerable will. He set out to modernize and unify Ethiopia, as Google, Red Hat, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other companies seek to unify the Web today.

Kassa destroyed his rival warlords, and systematically rose to become emperor. The point is this: unifying people often takes a forceful and strong will. The chaos that defined pre-Tewodros Ethiopia looked very similar to today: the Ethiopian warlords battling for supremacy looked a lot like Apple, Google, Microsoft and other modern corporations who are fighting for supremacy in the mobile regime.

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