What the Internet cannot do
“IT IS impossible that old prejudices and hostilities should longer exist, while such an instrument has been created for the exchange of thought between all the nations of the earth.” Think that was written about the internet? Think again. The Economist has an interesting Story on the never ending hype surrounding the internet.
\"The extent to which the Internet will transform other fields of human endeavour, however, is less certain. Even when everyone on the planet has been connected to the Internet, there will still be wars, and pollution, and inequality. \"That quote was said by Victorian enthusiasts, acclaiming the arrival in 1858 of the first transatlantic telegraph cable. I think they were wrong.