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; Mosaicad.com, a mosaic tile production system; and bulbs.com, 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?"