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the web is about making life simpler

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 25 Nov 2002 11:14:19 -0600
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <1038244460.5193.87.camel@dirk>

In the closing panel discussion at the first WWW Conference in Geneva in 1994,
I said that one of my dreams for the Web was to automate the mundane tasks
in life; I said I wanted to renew my driver's license over the Web.
Just a few years later, this dream is nearly a reality.

  The department of motor vehicles in a handful of states -- including Virginia,
  Loisiana, Utah, and Georgia -- offers online services for new or renewed driver's
  licenses, traffic school courses, and license plate renewal.

  Americans' everyday use of the Net reflects a comfort that is bound to grow
  as more people pay bills and buy stocks online.

  "The naysayers got it wrong about the Internet," analyst Vonder Haar says.
  "It's not about creating content for consumers to gorge on. It's about making
  their lives simpler."

  -- Web sites to click when you want to save ;
  Despite the dot-com bust, Net still thrives
  Jon Swartz; USA TODAY; Nov 18, 2002; pg. E.02


I saw that blurb in the USA TODAY that I grabbed
on my last trip, and copied it to my personal
web site
  About Dan and Mary's website
  http://dm93.org/about

but I thought I'd share it here too. The copy
on my web site has more links.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 12:14:18 GMT

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