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Curmudgeonly essay on “Why the Internet Will Fail” from 1995

In Uncategorized on 2010-02-27 by Kyle Maxwell Tagged: , ,

In 1995, astronomer, amateur hacker tracker and Klein-bottle maker Clifford Stoll wrote an essay (and a book, too, but I haven’t read that) explaining why this Internet thing will never work. His main argument seems to be, “Hardware and software will all top out in the mid-90s and, thus, the Internet will never ever get any more user friendly or portable. Also, it is different and scary.” Hilarity ensues.

What makes this suddenly interesting is comment #34.

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