Key Words: Internet 1997: Bezos thanks Netscape, GeoCities for ‘long-term relationships’

‘We established long-term relationships with many important strategic partners, including America Online, Yahoo!, Excite, Netscape, GeoCities, AltaVista, @Home, and Prodigy.’

That’s an excerpt from Jeff Bezos’s letter to Amazon AMZN, +1.73% shareholders 20 years ago. Nowadays, it reads like an internet graveyard.

The letter, which was posted Wednesday on the Big Picture blog, not only provides a nice stroll down memory lane for those who lived through the dot-com bubble, but it’s also a testament to how ridiculously far Amazon has come from the early days.

Obviously, Bezos nailed it early:

“From the beginning, our focus has been on offering our customers compelling value.

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