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Terry Jones is an expert on the world of digital business practices. He is the founder of Travelocity.com and stood as the CEO of the company for several years. His major entrepreneurial skill and vision has allowed him to become a major voice in the transitional process of moving online. Jones suggests that the Internet is key to business relationships.
Jones’ understanding of the digital economy is highly engaging. He outlines the alarming speed at which technology is moving, and in turn, societal constructions. He quotes Alan Kay, saying “Technology is whatever didn’t exist when you were born.” Technology and its benefits have become completely integrated into all aspects of society.
He shared the statistic that 80% of teenagers are using the internet 21 hours per week. While these ‘screenagers’ may not be reading books, they are still intaking huge amounts of information. This demographic is a major source for businesses and services. Consumers are moving online.