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Link: Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool

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In 1995, technologist Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek entitled “Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana”. 20 years later, in 2015, that article is more than a little hilarious.


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tedder
2214 days ago
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I knew Clifford Stoll was going to be a crank when he started writing this stuff.
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MotherHydra
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"Then there's cyberbusiness. We're promised instant catalog shopping—just point and click for great deals. We'll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet—which there isn't—the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople."

Yes, this was the missing piece for e-commerce!.
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He Went to Six Years of Clown Medical School

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Computer Repair MD

I just don’t think I could trust a computer repair shop with a sign in Comic Sans, even if they do have a doctor on staff.

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You are my density. (via Steve Spangler)

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You are my density.

(via Steve Spangler)

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