The world of ones and zeroes made much more sense five years ago. There were clear winners, and there were runners-up who were pivoting towards a “let’s cut apart the heating system and look for copper pipes” sort of business model. We relied on old but reliable technologies and standards as we fashioned shaky but exciting new ones. Communications had the instinctive and irrefutable clarity of a right-parenthesis preceded by a colon. We were totally ignorant of our wristwatches’ battery level. But today it’s hard to imagine a single sector of technology that can’t potentially be reinvented in just eight fiscal quarters or even a corporate powerhouse that couldn’t get itself into trouble in the same span of time. It’s not a time of chaos; it’s a time of change when anything is possible and anybody can reinvent themselves.