Bill Clinton was the first president with the opportunity to make effective use of the Internet. Like the rest of us, those in the White House are exploring what the Internet means, how best to use it, and what effect it will have.
Will use of the new medium engender a sense of community? Or lead
to further division of interests? How will the expansion of high-speed
Internet access and the ability to place video images on the Internet
affect the presidency? Will it usurp the functions traditionally
monopolized by television, just as television replaced radio as
the focus of attention in the home?