SUCHMANN found a funny article from Newsweek circa 1995, pretty much passing off all that internet buzz as hype. I mean, did we really think the internet was going to accomplish silly things like e-commerce, virtual communities, and digital classrooms? Baaaaah. Noooo waaaay.
"Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic.NEWSWEEK via SUCHMANN
Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."