Are we heading towards another internet crash?

Tudor Aw looks to history – the manias over the steam train revolution and the boom – for lessons on how companies can avoid becoming victims of a digital bubble:Stockton and Darlington may seem an unusual place to begin exploring the potential pitfalls of the digital revolution, but as the birthplace of the railway revolution, it provides a context for some alarming parallels to be drawn.September 1825 saw the first passenger steam train chug along the Stockton & Darlington railway line. In the period that followed, entrepreneurs flooded the market with speculative investment in new railways, all hoping to capitalise on this new technology.

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