"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Friday, April 19, 2013

19 April 2013


Birthdays
Hayden Christensen b. 1981
James Franco b. 1978

If you have only see Hayden Christensen in Star Wars, try to find Shattered Glass, in which he plays real life disgraced journalist Stephen Glass. It changed my opinion about his acting abilities by quite a bit and for the better.

 

In the year 2000!

Prediction: Airships and blimps will drop bombs on ships in a sea battle.

Predictor: French postcards from 1900

Reality: If we ignore the blimp in the foreground, all the rest of the planes look to be heavier than air flying craft. This is a prediction a few years before the Wright Brothers first get one of their contraptions airborne in 1903.

You might think it's easy to predict something that happens just a few years in the future, but it isn't. When you look at much of science fiction, it is the very rare writer indeed who sees how far computers will advance in the space of a few decades, and they had the advantage of writing their stories after the first computers were operational, big clunky beasts that they were. I might dock this prediction half a point for thinking blimps would still be in the forefront, but I can be a very strict grader at times.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
 

Do you remember all the things AT&T predicted were just around the corner in their 1993 ads?  Tomorrow... you will.
 

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

1 comment:

  1. Heh. The band Too Much Joy even immortalized the AT&T campaign in one of their songs:

    http://www.toomuchjoy.com/index.php/lyrics/lyrics-finally/

    The final line is funny: "and if we say you will, you will."

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