There have been some articles on how much things have changed
because of technology.
One from the Washington Post Magazine, titled
Going, Going, ..., Gone
lists out items that are fading out of our lives
Here are a few:
Cash: When is the last time you used cash in a transaction that was
over 20 dollars? Over 10?
Slide rules: I thought they were already gone gone gone.
You can buy them off the web
The site does not seem to think of them as antiques.
Truly blind dates: In my day we couldn't Google our dates ahead of time.
FAX machines: Not sure they are really going going gone. If they had
come out earlier they would be far more popular.
If they had come out later they would have been far less popular.
Are they here to stay?
Secretaries: I can't imagine having someone type my papers for me or book
a trip for me.
Tonsillectomies: I actually got one when I was 8. I hope that wasn't a mistake.
However, nothing demonstrates how
things have changed better than this unaired Pilot of the TV
show 24 from 1994
Posted By GASARCH to Computational Complexity
at 2/04/2010 09:00:00 AM