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QOTD - The Economist on Negroponte

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 96 04:15:58 -0700
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Subject: QOTD - The Economist on Negroponte

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Jean-Louis Gassee, who used to run Apple Computer's research labs has
called it "Silicon Valley sophism": the assumption among the wired elite
that a new technology will take off "because it would be cool if it did."
Examples include virtual reality, personal digital assistants, and
practically everything dreamt up at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.  These innovations thrill bovfins but make
little impact on consumers.

		Intro from the article "Tomorrow's Network, Tomorrow" on
		ATM networking in The Economist, April 20th, 1996, page 57.

[Bovfins?  Are those like boffins?  Or are they more like cow flippers?

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