While most municipalities are leaping into the future, wiring everything from the city budget to the dogcatcher, the small city of Poisson d'Avril, Idaho, is shedding technology like a Victoria's Secret model loses clothes.

"We pretty much decided we'd had it with the whole Information Superhighway thing," says CIO Dale Wonne, who admits he may be de-engineering his way out of a job. "I mean, isn't it time to give that clich