This is from the Village Voice, 6 January 1998, Machine Age by Austin
Bunn, pg. 29, col. 1:
Year of Living Digitally
Amid the year's avalanche of freshly minted jargon--"blamestorming,"
"crapplet," and "backhoeing the server farm" (translation, anyone?)--1997's
best invention was as much a new philosophy as a neologism: "Net time."
In an industry based on change, accelerated "Net time" falls loosely in
between dog years and flat-out instantaneous evolution. It gets at the fact
that people still working on the Web after three years feel like they have
endured a lifetime of hype, spin and "turnkey" "solutions." No surprise for
the year that shipped Moore's Law (which posits that processor speed doubles
every 18 months) to the recycling bin. Patience and perspective have become
the online industry's scarcest resources. But lest the hyperactivity of "Net
time" erase history itself, we're due to stop the clock and immortalize the
most telling developments, if not always progress, of the past 12 months in a
yearbook of human traffic in the Alley...