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Future Hype by Bob Seidensticker

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7 Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

THE FINAL TWO HIGH-TECH MYTHS are about technologies that most of us use frequently—the Internet and PC. Because they have been evolving right in front of our eyes, we have been able to witness all the commentary that positions them prominently in the pantheon of technology milestones. Much of this, however, has been inflated. The Internet and PC are important enough in their own right that we don’t need to puff them up with false importance or giddily treat them as celebrities. Only by seeing these two essential developments for what they are can we adopt them when they add value and ignore them when the benefit doesn’t outweigh the cost.

High-Tech Myth #8: The Internet Changes Everything

[The Internet ...

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