We have all experienced this. You read or hear about something that occurred years ago and your immediate reaction is one of utter surprise. “What do you mean that happened in 2009? I could have sworn it was only last year.”
I call it the “Michael Jackson Syndrome.” Michael Jackson has been dead for over five years, but we remember the tragic event as if it was yesterday. Soon, we will be saying the same about Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and other celebrities that have recently passed on. Their deaths will exist in an alternate time.
In my latest article for No Jitter, I address the current state of Nortel technology after its acquisition by Avaya. For me, that all happened yesterday, but like Michael Jackson’s death, it has been five years since the deal went down.