This blog post unearths a Conferencing on the Web (COW) topic from 1997: "What do you think of this web phenomenon?" The prescience is almost as great as the ironic hindsight. Some of the better snippets:
"I like various aspects of it, such as calling up the news on the Web page, that's fun. But why does everything have to be grey? I think the Web should be more colorful."
"The challenge will be getting the speed to the point where the web is a real time medium for objects like pictures and music, which currently take forever using the typical modem."
"Have anyone heard of the new technology called Broad Band service?"
If you have a umich uniqname, you can check it out for yourself.