The Internet? Bah!
Hype alert: Why cyberspace isn’t, and will never be, nirvana
This is funny. A Newsweek article from 1995 explaining why the internet will never catch on:
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.