Rather than slow down a teachers planning, information technology can speed up the production of quality lesson plans and units. In particular the Internet is a superb tool for planning problem solving/research/ /collaborative project based instruction.
Students are naturally addicted to technology. The Internet provides a text/visual multimedia environment that immerses the student in a genuine whole language learning experience. An experience where the student is HIGHLY motivated to learn and construct meaning. An environment that can accelerate literacy at all levels. Finally, if this is true today, think of how much more this will be true when true high bandwidth access becomes commonplace.