Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 02:11:47 EST From: GarethB2 Subject: Re: Citation for 'internot' (re: Gareth's request) In a message dated 1/1/98 12:00:42 PM, John.Hopkins[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSC.FI wrote: >Dear All, > >A quick search of my hard drive produced (somewhat to my surprise) only >one citation of 'internot' as I had quoted it to you (ref. Gareth's >request for citations yesterday). This is the following: > >------------------------------------------------------------------------ >Date: Tue 16 Dec 97 12:15:20-PST >From: Ken Laws >THE COMPUTISTS' COMMUNIQUE (Vol. 7, No. 85, December 16, 1997) > >.....Gartner Group estimates that 30% of all companies internationally have >not yet begun to deal with Year 2000 issues. London IT psychologist David >Lewis estimates that two in five business leaders are "Internots," still >in denial. As an example of the problems that "Y2K stragglers" may face, >Brian Wengenroth of Booz, Allen & Hamilton cites a large oil company >which recently discovered that thousands of its refinery oil valve >controllers will need new chips. However, new chips don't work on the old >motherboards, and the new motherboards don't fit the old valves -- so the >valves have to be replaced as well. [Bronwyn Fryer, 08Dec97. Paul Milne >,, 11Dec97.] .... >------------------------------------------------------------------------ [deletia] Searching my archives, I found the following, sent to me by Kevin Kelly of Wired in July '97 (from a piece on "INTERNOTS IN EUROPE Recent studies of executives in Europe show a resistance to the Internet and the World Wide Web that shows no signs of abating. Many of those in leadership positions in European companies do not see any advantages to using the net and the web to further business operations and processes. These findings reinforce the notion that Europe is far behind the United States in net and web usage. In the U.S., business is the largest growth area for the net. In one survey, six out of ten European managers said "they had no links into cyberspace and no intention of ever getting on the Internet." So this is a usage similar to John's citation above. -------------------------------------------------- Gareth Branwyn garethb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], Contributing editor, Wired Co-author _Happy Mutant Handbook_ , _Internet Power Toolkit_ Author, _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_