January 10, 2005
Pew Survey on Future of Internet and Google's Window to the Past
"The Future of the Internet: A wide-ranging survey of technology leaders, scholars, industry officials, and analysts finds that most internet experts expect attacks on the network infrastructure in the coming decade as the internet becomes more embedded in everyday and commercial life. They believe the dawning of the blog era will bring radical change to the news and publishing industry and they think the internet will have the least impact on religious institutions."
View PDF of Report and View PDF of Questionnaire
Related references: Elon University/Pew Internet Predictions Database, which "examines the potential future of the Internet while simultaneously providing a peek back into its history..." and from Google, this announcement that the company has "fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 800 million messages dating back to 1981. This is by far the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating first-hand historical account."