Its the End of the Web as we know it

By Derek Sooman on September 14, 2004, 2:08 PM
"At Intel's technical conference, CTO Patrick Gelsinger said the Internet will begin to collapse as millions of new computer users from developing nations begin to sign on."

The end of the world is nigh. The apocalyse is coming. Architectural limitations on the structure of the World Wide Web mean that Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T Corp. and a bunch of other really important folks think that the Web just can't take much more. Its going to collapse under its own weight. Well, not unless we start to build a new network over the current Internet, to keep everything together.

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MrGaribaldi said:
And have you ever heard a better news from telcos to their shareholders?[quote]Hey, the current system we've built isn't good enough. The world will have to pay us to create a better one![/quote]
TS | Thomas said:
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." -- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949"But what ... is it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,commenting on the microchip."We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer."Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.Ethernet's inventor Bob Metcalfe said the Internet would crash in 1996 (Prompting him to eat said words on stage).Technology has always come along to overcome others shortcomings.
Phantasm66 said:
Maybe Microsoft will build it. Now there is a scarey thought - Gates could probably afford to save the net and at the same time make it part of Microsoft.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[quote]the Internet will begin to collapse as millions of new computer users from developing nations begin to sign on.[/quote]So, what happened to ipv6?
Phantasm66 said:
I think they are more referring to the total sum of all architecture - its just not great enough to take even a chunk of the third world trying to use it properly.
Heavy_lvletal_ said:
i think that is BULL.
shnig said:
Thomas you missed the biggest one of all timeNot exact quote or references due to it being from memory but:"all that can be invented has been invented"-head of the us patent department 1870's
Julio said:
Thomas those were hilarious!
TS | Thomas said:
Yeah, the stuff people say ehhh. There's also a good one about every home having a nuclear powered vaccuum cleaner too, couldn't find that though.
Phantasm66 said:
Yes, but also remember that you will never need more than 640K to do ANYTHING.
Unregistered said:
Don't forget that Xerox thought a "mouse" was rediculous.Good call.
Unregistered said:
Its the End of the Web as we know it,Its the End of the Web as we know it,Its the End of the Web as we know it,And I feel fine.......
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