I predict that in twenty years, people will still argue over emacs and vi

Well, that's an easy one. But in the 1990s, the internet was new and wonderful, and a lot of people didn't quite know what to make of it. The Imagining the Internet project by Elon University and Pew Internet has been collecting quotes from the early 90s about what this shiny new Internet might become. Some of these predictions are off the mark, some of them are wildly off the mark, and some of them are spot-on. But they're certainly interesting to read now, 15 years later.

The site is chock full of information, including predictions for the next 150 years, a searchable database, a kids section and videos; check it out.

(Via ITConversations.)




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Yeah, but emacs > vi.

:wq

--tuomas, 16-Feb-2006


The ~ObJoke, I see ;-)

--JanneJalkanen, 16-Feb-2006


What's to argue about, vi wins.

--Joel, 19-Feb-2006


Emacs on MACS is my choice...

--JanneJalkanen, 20-Feb-2006


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