The internet will collapse

Robert Metcalfe : professor
Wired Magazine writes: 'In his crisp, conversational pieces for InfoWorld, he [Robert Metcalfe] introduces new companies with innovative ideas. (..) And he makes predictions - like his famous pronouncement that the Internet would "go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse." When that prediction failed to come true, Metcalfe engaged in some highly theatrical public penance: In front of an audience, he put that particular column into a blender, poured in some water, and proceeded to eat the resulting frappe with a spoon.'

The Legend of Bob Metcalfe, Wired Magazine [article]