The Election: How The Web Blew It

Slow-loading sites, stale info, built-in glitches--the Net's big night was a big bust

Election night and the long morning after should have been the World Wide Web's finest hour. But much of the opportunity created by the the Web's unique ability to make vast amounts of information available on demand was squandered by lack of imagination, the usual technical glitches, and sloppy quality control. Web sites gave political junkies the opportunity to check on the odd House race in Idaho, but didn't add all that much.

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