>Next, I predicted that the Internet would gigalapse before the end of Y2K.
I said I wouldn't eat my column, again, if the Internet doesn't gigalapse,
so the audience booed.
If you read the above, he's referring to when he predicted that the Internet
infrastructure would collapse...two years ago he ended up eating a printout
of his column (The one which he stated that the Net was going to go BANG!
later that year.), that had been doused in mineral water on stage in front
of members of IETF and the people from the World Wide Web conference. Again
he's saying that it will collapse before then end of Y2K.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Dunleavy [SMTP:kevind at iona.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 10:10 AM
> To: Twomey_Mark at emc.com> Cc: kevin at suberic.net; ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Bob Metcalf's "Why Linux Will Fail."
>>Twomey_Mark at emc.com wrote:
> > Btw I see he has revised the date for his "Internet gonna End" idea, it
> > seems to me that soon he'll be up on stage going "Any day now
> > see and then you'll be sorry!."
> > I think Bob is the one drinking too much Coke
>> That's what I thought initially too. But his quote is about the internet
> _stocks_ crashing, not the internet itself.
> CLOSING THE EIGHTH International World Wide Web Conference, I predicted
> the Internet's stock bubble would burst on Nov. 8, 1999.
>> Anyone think this kind of statement can be a self-fulfilling prophesy?
> (If enough people get antsy in the week running up to Nov 8...)
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