Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Internet? Bah!


This article has been making the rounds on various blogs and message boards this week.

The author, Clifford Stoll, makes a couple of valid points about real experiences vs. virtual experiences, but seemed to completely miss what was about to become the rise of the internet (and of course that growth has not stopped).

It's remarkable that these comments were made only 15 years ago. And although we all know just how fast the technology landscape is shifting around us, it really does make one wonder what the world will look like 15 years from now, and which of our assumptions may end up as incorrect as this one.

Stoll, an astronomer by trade, continues to make waves. Here is a clip of him speaking at a TED conference in 2006:

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