Morning Briefs

The New York Times in 1985 on this silly “E-mail” fad that will never catch on.

The New York (Waste of) Times showing the amazing amount of insight and analysis that explains how Paul Krugman, Tom Freidman, and Nicholas Kristof got jobs.

Chances are that before a universal e-mail network is ever developed, the whole idea of electronic mail, along with those of teletext and videotex, will have been reduced to the span of a few specialized applications. As a general means of information exchange, the concepts are technologically intriguing. But they are economically naive and, more importantly, no more convenient than the existing alternatives.

You kids and your crazy internet fad.

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