Arthur C. Clarke envisions the Internet

Here’s an early interview with Arthur C. Clarke in which he describes what computing will be like for a young boy when he grows up and finds himself in the year 2001:

“He will have in his house, not a computer as big as this, but at least a console through which he can talk to his friendly local computer of his every day life: his bank statements, his theatre reservations…all the information you need in the course of living in a complex, modern society. It will be in a compact form in his own house and he’ll take it as much for granted as we take the telephone.”

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