This month marks my 5th anniversary as a soapboxer. Five years is the longest I have held the same job. The US financial crisis is 5 years old. So is Evernote. In 2008, Lady Gaga's first studio album was blasting up the charts. Barack Obama was elected and Microsoft was trying to take over Yahoo. OK, well now this is all sounding like very recent history. But in the web world, 5 years is on an exponential curve. I remember looking in the phone book for web design agencies in Boise and reading ActionScript books. But it was a chance encounter that delivered me to the doorstep of Creative Soapbox.