On April 13 the Philadelphia Inquirer wire services reported:Networking-pioneer-turned-computer-columnist Bob Metcalfe predicted in a December 1995 column that the Internet would collapse in 1996 or he would eat his words. Last week in Santa Clara, California, he kept his promise. At an industry meeting, the inventor and founder of Ethernet technology ripped the column from a back issue of InfoWorld, tore it into pieces, dropped them into an electric blender with a clear liquid, poured the resulting mixture into a bowl, and ate it with a spoon. Metcalfe said his prediction of a catastrophic collapse of the Internet was actually a projection, and the "gigalapse" catastrophe just has not happened yet.
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