Computer Advances

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jul 18 11:06:04 1997

On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, PG Manney wrote:

> Most of my customers are interested in solitaire, Internet and
> scanners...and you know? I may be wrong, but I see a *lot* of people trying
> the interned for a couple of months, then letting the subscription lapse.

Doesn't surprise me. The Internet is over-rated. Now, I'm not saying
the internet is useless, just over-rated. It tends to get played-up like
a miracle cure and then when people finally get a taste of it they
wonder, "Where's the beef?"

> We have millions of potential newbies to work through, but what's it gonna
> be like in 10 years? How many dust-covered chess-playing machines do you
> see around? Electronic keyboards? Cuisinarts? I think we're seeing a fad.

Um, the Internet is not a fad. The Internet is the new paradigm for
business and society. The Internet is, perhaps not a quantum leap, but
it is a humongous leap for mankind. A fad? Hardly.

> Next killer app? Dunno. Voice recognition?


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