So with that perspective going back to the first real inklings of the consumer web, I can say this: There has never been a better time to start a new company—particularly one focused on the consumer internet.
It doesn't matter that I have limited (self-) funding. It doesn't matter that I have two little kids and a mortgage. It doesn't matter that my tech development background is nominal. It doesn't matter that the competition is as ferocious as it has ever been.
Great interview w/the founder of Quickish, a sports news aggregator. I'm not 100% sold on Quickish. I use it, and find it kind of hard to use. Not enough visual separation of what's new and what's sticky, what's important, and what's pulsing. And, i think they have too many sources, and not enough clear signal. They'll get it right, though.