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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Boo. Change your avatar back.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    nice find. Wonder what the author is doing now?


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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    nice find. Wonder what the author is doing now?
    Probably blogging.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    nice find. Wonder what the author is doing now?
    An interview with him today would be pretty funny. I would love to read that.




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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    nice find. Wonder what the author is doing now?
    Better question is, what is the eighth grader doing now that had his paper on the internet in '95.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    nice find. Wonder what the author is doing now?
    Clifford Stoll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Check out his TED Talk from 2006
    Clifford Stoll on ... everything | Video on TED.com

    He's weird, he's a genius, ... he's weird.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Very interesting. He is dead on about certain things (clutter on the web, the web not replacing stores, etc.) but, clearly, many of the hurdles he talks of on the internet have been overcome by some very innovative people that developed tools (search engines, secure pay capabilities, etc.) that have been developed. Thanks for sharing.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Very interesting. He is dead on about certain things (clutter on the web, the web not replacing stores, etc.) but, clearly, many of the hurdles he talks of on the internet have been overcome by some very innovative people that developed tools (search engines, secure pay capabilities, etc.) that have been developed. Thanks for sharing.
    Yup. In a way though it's always people toting the new thing as the solution to all, that lead to articles like this as the solution to nothing.

    The internet is a tool. It's not where we'll live, but it's a nice place to visit now and then. To say it would fail was a bad idea. It just wouldn't be as huge as some people thought. And those people toting it as a solution to everything, imo, proabably made as crazy predictions in 1995 as this guy.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    The guy obviously is an idiot for thinking 1995 was the pinnacle of technology and that there would be no further advances for multimedia, screens, laptops, etc, but he is dead-on about any *** being able to post any dribble online (exhibit A as I hold up my hand). It is sometimes difficult to find any hard-nosed, true journalism online anymore.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    The article did come from Newsweek, so there you go.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    So none of you guys have heard of Clifford Stoll? His book "A Cuckoo's Egg" is a pretty interesting read, at least if you were around computers back in the dark ages.



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    Re: Why the internet will fail

    I believe clifford stoll is actually LeSchmick, who is under the impression that facebook will fail any time now



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