| 1998 |
Paypal is launched and eventually becomes the standard for online payments.
| 2007 The Awakening |
Tim Ferriss writes The 4-Hour Workweek which outlines how to work online and while many digitial nomads don't necessarily follow his life hacking techniques it inspires a generation of travelers to take their careers on the road. It becomes a NY Times Bestseller, selling well over a million copies. Almost no digital nomads claim to work only four hours a week.