The Daily Mail
Tuesday, December 5, 2000
@lis I think maybe back then, some people understood it could get to be too much. And it was more expensive too. Of course, the papers tend to exaggerate quite a lot
@cypnk "By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.”
- Paul Krugman, 1998
@AppleStrudelMan I remember that one. To be fair though, the fax machine lasted a lot longer than I thought was possible. Probably thanks to Japan
@cypnk I think I want to live in that universe. Anybody got an interdimensional gateway they can loan me?
I love this bit from the article text:
"Experts from the virtual society project, which published the report, say predictions that the Internet would revolutionize the way society works have proved wildly inaccurate."
Turns out that conclusion was wildly inaccurate 😂
@cypnk The Daily Mail also backed the Nazis in the 1930s.
Possibly the most wrong newspaper of all time...
@matthewsmyth Well established history of wrongness so I don't expect them to change for the foreseeable future
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