Here’s Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, in a new Esquire interview, describing her vision of the future of the Net:
I call it the Internet of One. I want it to be mine, and I don’t want to work too hard to get what I need. In a way, I want it to be HAL. I want it to learn about me, to be me, and cull through the massive amount of information that’s out there to find exactly what I want.
Cool. Going online would feel like being isolated in one of those comfy suspended-animation capsules where HAL kept the crew members in 2001:
That turned out well, as I recall.