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Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target
Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target

Back in 1995, astronomer and computer expert Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek dismissing all the excitement about something called the Internet. It was headlined, "The Internet? Bah!"  Stoll ridiculed the claims of "Internet hucksters" that we might someday buy books, music and airline tickets over the Internet, or make restaurant reservations, or that we'd live in a world of telecommuting workers and interactive libraries.  Every few years, someone unearths the piece to guffaw at its naivete. In 2010 it was BoingBoing and Slate.com's Farhad Manjoo, who wrote that Stoll's mistake was that he...

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