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"The Internet? Bah!"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WaylonJennings, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Newsweek column from 1995.

    Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That's better than any parody some guy could write.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Well, the guy was right in a way. If they were actually buying newspapers over the Internet they'd still be in great shape.

    I like that Bah is in the headline, and he also used it in the column.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    "Sure, kids love videogames—but think of your own experience: can you recall even one educational filmstrip of decades past?"

    Schoolhouse Rock.

    "STOLL is the author of "Silicon Snake Oil--Second Thoughts on the Information Highway," to be published by Doubleday in April."

    Wonder how many book sales he had over the Internet?
  5. ripple

    ripple Member

    <quote> What the Internet hucksters won't tell you is tht the Internet is one big ocean of unedited data </quote>

    I lol'd
  6. SoCalString

    SoCalString Member

    The Internet? That thing's still around?
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It's called the World Wide Web.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Well that certainly was a prescient story.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Battle of Trafalgar googles up quite nicely today, Clifford.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  12. SoCalString

    SoCalString Member

    ...which was the style at the time. You could take the ferry to Shelbyville for a nickel. Course in those days a nickel had a picture of a BUMBLE BEE on it. 'Gimme five bees fer a quarter' that's what we'd say.
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