Topics: 29 Prescient Quotes About the Internet from 1996 | Mental.

Twenty years ago, the Web was young, but it was hot. We were all trying to figure out what it meant. While a heck of a lot has changed since then , here are 29 quotes from 1996 that were truly prescient. (In each case, I have added emphasis.)

“ Ten years from now, America Online will have gone the way of the water-bed store ” –Bruce R. Burningham, letter to the editor. ( The New York Times , 14 January 1996.)

“The Internet is the printing press of the technology era.” –Jim Barksdale, then CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation ( Time , 16 September 1996).