What did Usedcarsalesman do instead of help roll out the Web like many bright kids in his age-group? Well there was always professional school or a profession -- law, business/MBA, stock brokerage heck, maybe even medicine. But, there, Usedcarsalesman was also obstructed by this new "Web" thing. See, to him, half the fun of going to a professional school or entering a profession was the professional monopoly you were going to have when you enter the field: ie. You go to med school and everybody has to come to you to get a prescription for drugs, go to law school and everybody (at least if they love efficiency) has to come to you for legal advice/representation, become a stock broker then everybody has to come to you to trade securities.
So Usedcarsalesman thought about going back to basics. His father was a TV/Film man and Usedcarsalesman didn't ever really see himself falling far from that tree, so to speak. But, again, the Web of the 1990s seemed even to jeopardize the solidity of this career pursuit. For example, Usedcarsalesman looked in to the houses of many people and saw that no longer did they have just a bunch of TV monitors and VCRs. They had these new computer terminals hooked up to the Internet that slowly, very slowly displayed web pages which people seemed to relentlessly "consume" like pancakes at a slow-paced competitive eating contest.
So, it seemed that anywhere that Usedcarsalesman looked, "The King was Dead," or at least seriously on the defensive (the "King" in this case being the way of life in the world he had know since he was a child). Usedcarsalesman saw that he needed to make friends and develop alliances with the new King: "The Web." This was no stretch for Usedcarsalesman...He had been regularly using personal computers since he was a little kid in the 80s and had been around the Compuserve Bulletin Boards when the big news was the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.
But, finally, 1999...The advent of relatively inexpensive Broadband for the home user, better servers, decent connection speeds in most places Usedcarsalesman was at. It was as if the new King had secretly had a head transplant (and strangely, this is around when all the capital investment in most web-related public companies fell off!!!). After the turn of the millennium, Usedcarsalesman could now make decent video calls on broadband, he could download music and movies pretty quickly, he felt like he was aligning with a King that was truly going somewhere and that this new world was starting to move with Usedcarsalesman's pace (or vice versa).