"Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems.
Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
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"Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure."
The article does, of course, make some valid points relative to 1995, but it's a glimpse into the past and a look at how far we've come! Just think, 15 years from now someone may be excerpting GeekSugar, snickering over our predictions and coverage. Like any trend, there are sure to be hits and misses — but I'm going to disagree with this article say the Internet was one big home run. If you're curious, check out the full article.