Who's Cool In A Hot Medium

To anyone living through it, this is the year in which dotcoms turned into dotbombs. Read your high-tech stock portfolio and weep. But the day will come when the pang of Amazon.com's 51% swoon and the demise of content sites such as Word.com will be seen a lot differently. Jean-Paul Sartre once said history could be viewed as if one were looking out the back of a moving car: all the nearby scenery is a blur that starts to come into focus somewhere down the road. On the info highway, things move even faster, but with every...

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