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As so much as prediction cares, keep in mind that the chairman of IBM expected within the fifties that the planet would wish a most of around a dozen computers, that the British Department for Education appeared to suppose within the eighties that we might all got to be able to code in BASIC which within the nineties Microsoft did not foresee the rise of the web. United Nations agency may have expected that one major impact of the auto would be to bankrupt tiny retailers across the nation? may the first developers of the phone have expected its development as a medium for person to person communication, instead of as a kind of broadcasting medium? we tend to all, together with the ‘experts’, appear to be peculiarly inept at predicting the possible development of our technologies, as so much because of the next year. We can, of course, attempt to extrapolate from the expertise of previous technologies, as I do below by scrutiny the technology of the web with the event of different info and communication technologies and by examining the sooner development of radio and print. however, even I would be in doing, therefore, remains AN open question. you would possibly conceivably notice the history of the British and French videotex systems, Prestel and Minitel, instructive. However, I’m not entirely convinced that they’re terribly relevant, nor do I do know wherever you’ll be able to notice info concerning them online, so, instead of take-up area here, I’ve in brief delineate them in a very separate article.

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