Scan originally appeared in Wired 03.05, May 1995
So, Unique Selling Points for the internet, 1995: Be entertained, Read, Shop, Communicate, Pay bills, Work, Search, Pay taxes, Play Poker.
What do we do today online that's not on that list? The social aspect is near-missing, I guess, but other than that it's still pretty spot on. So, we've been through 3-4 iterations of what the web is, and the only seriously new selling point we've added is Hand Over Your Privacy to Facebook - nice!
And by the way, yes, my computer is utterly boring without a net-connection!