The digital revolution has swept so quickly and so completely into our culture that it is easy to forget that the Internet took off in the mid-1990s, between 10 and 15 years ago.

Yes, we had Lexis and Westlaw, but they were still proprietary systems, and we would hand out the software floppy discs to the students who had computers at home. It was a sign of where we were headed, but not real preparation for the changes brought about by the Internet and the World Wide Web.