Forward to Yesterday

While the rest of the world lines up to go online, one municipality is terminating its terminals.

by / March 31, 1999
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