Backward visions from the Front

Front as edge of storm
Front as site of war
Front in the sense of technological movement

Backwards because behind each publicly proclaimed miracle of technology lurks regression

(Politics) one man's progress, another's catastrophe

Search engine databases rather than memory

Attempting to catalog all text on the web - the daunting problems associated with making sense of such quantities of data. -- proponents of change serving industry, complacently.