The Victorian Internet goes wireless

My 15,000-word magnum opus on the future of the wireless Internet has just appeared in The Economist. There’s a large dose of historical analogy, with particular reference to horseless carriages and, of course, telegraphs. This survey ended up answering the question that I posed at the end of The Victorian Internet — which technology will take the Internet mainstream, in the way that the telephone took the telegraph mainstream? My guess is: the Internet-enabled mobile phone.

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