Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Internets Will Be "The Next Big Thing"

A $1 million study on the Internet has finally been turned into Congress -- seven years after they asked for it. Congress passed a law in 1998 -- way back in the last millenium -- on the future of the Internet. The National Research Council finally got around to cranking out Signposts in Cyberspace. They were supposed to round up info on Web addresses and trademarks and be finished in nine months. Wonder what kind of dot-matrix printer they used to publish it.

Let's see. Since Congress ordered the report we've been through two Presidential administrations, Y2K, the Internet boom, the Internet bust, and those Web addresses -- they shot up from 2.2 million to 65 million.

Yep. That Internet thing is going to be big. Better sign up for a dial-up connection right away! (AP)

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1 comment:

Secret Softness said...

Anything to do with the government drags on slowly because it's the public sector, and unlike privately-owned businesses, whether the government is efficient or effective doesn't matter, because the taxpayer money can't be redirected anywhere else. If a private company operated this way, they would be out of business.