Message from discussion WiRED: Lisp and Smalltalk on "Endangered Species" list
From: Gareth.McCaug...@pobox.com (Gareth McCaughan)
Subject: Re: WiRED: Lisp and Smalltalk on "Endangered Species" list
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Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 02:19:38 +0100
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Kenny Tilton wrote:
> "Christopher C. Stacy" wrote:
> > Where are the flying cars? There were supposed to be flying cars?
> Yes. And moving sidewalks. John Prine did some good work in this area.
> In a way the predictions have all come true, except the win has been in
> the transportation of information (the Web), not people. Back then when
> those Jetson predictions were being made, folks were limited by their
> idea of the forms progress could take. The astonishing things of the day
> were jet airplanes and rocketships and even the automobile was making
> rapid advances; predictions blindly got stamped in the same coin of
> personal transportation.
Whereas now, of course, the same thing could never happen.
Dear me, no. :-)
Gareth McCaughan Gareth.McCaug...@pobox.com
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