I wrote this in April 2002:
Small businesses have typically lagged big businesses in technology adoption by 3-5 years. SMEs are only just starting to adopt technology. As they do so, there is an opportunity for entrepreneurs worldwide to empower SMEs using a mix of existing technology components and innovative thinking. This new enterprise mass market thinks of technology as a utility, as a way to bridge the digital divide across companies and across markets.
As employees and enterprises go online with a PC on every desktop, online clusters of enterprises and people will give greater voice and power to the group hitherto which has mostly been only partially connected to global networks. This may be as unimaginable as the prospect of a million bloggers was a year ago. But it is a future which is rapidly emerging at light speed.