Look, the Internet did not makeSam Zell pay for theTribune Co. with$8.2 billion in loans. The Internet did not make theNew York Times spend$1.1 billion to buy theBoston Globe, then put$600 million into anew headquarters building on some of the most expensive real estate in the United States. The Internet did not make theWashington Post Co.waste a few years of effort on a nightmarishly-bad dial-up online service called Digital Ink.
If there was no Internet these people would still be fuckups. The only way they wouldn’t be fuckups is if there was no oxygen.