I have a quote taped to the edge of my monitor. I saw it in “Computer Currents” magazine, which is now defunct.
Here’s the quote by Clifford Stoll, noted astronomer, author, and computer expert:
Our problem is a blind love affair with the Internet. Someday soon we’ll wake up and say, “Oh my God. Look at all the time I’ve wasted online.”
by Clifford Stoll
Great quote, right? Spot on observation. But here’s the zinger…this quote is from 1997!
Think back to when you first got on the Internet. Most average people weren’t even getting online in 1997.
But somehow this guy Stoll knew that it would be a huge time waster. And blogs and social networks as we know them hadn’t even been invented yet!
I wonder what kind of predictions he’d make today.