Monday, March 08, 2010
Unbelievably awesome 1995 Newsweek article about the internet

"Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure."

This Newsweek article, written by Silicon Snake Oil author Clifford Stoll, is wonderfully inaccurate. He also didn't predict we'd be using the phrase 'EPIC FAIL'.

(Thanks to @geekygreen for the link.)