I have a policy that I get to spend as much on myself as I give away.
I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the time about whether the Internet held any promise. And of course I felt that it did.
No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming.
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.