The Lights Are On, But Nobodys Home

By eweek  |  Posted 2001-03-26

No wonder Massachusetts Route 128 fell off the technology road map. A government-sponsored road show to promote technology leadership is called the Dot.Commonwealth Coalition, and its latest pit stop, in Worcester, is featuring a program titled "Accelerating the New Economy."

Didnt anyone mention to those state bureaucrats that the phrases "dot-com" and "New Economy" are now roadkill?

Maybe next month theyll launch a special conference exploring "The Information Super Highway." Oh, and dont forget to give "Virtual Reality" a try. Hey, we hear "Push" technology is ready to make a comeback. Somebody call Pointcast.

Do we sound harsh? Consider this: Local companies featured at a recent Dot.Commonwealth event included incubator Blackstone Technologies;, a mosaic tile production system; and, a company that applies "state-of-the-art technology to simplify the process of purchasing lightbulbs," according to the coalitions press release. Huh? To quote David Letterman: "Just bulbs?"

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