Terrible Tech Predictions
Much chortling in the blogosphere over an unearthed Newsweek article from 1995 by Clifford Stoll, which trashed the idea of the internet as an "information superhighway" with broad uses. Titled "The Internet? Bah!," the article built on Stoll's book, Silicon Snake Oil. Here's a look at what he got wrong, and why. Short answer: he missed the rising tide of innovation enabled by the web.