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 😂
"Teenagers' use of the internet has declined. They were energised by what you can do on the Net but they have been through all that and then realised there is more to life in the real world and gone back to it."
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