"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!

Monday, June 17, 2013

17 June 2013


Birthdays
Louis Leterrier b. 1973 (director Hulk re-boot)
Thomas Haden Church b. 1960 (Spider Man 3, John Carter)

Church is better known for work in comedies, notably Sideways, but like most actors nowadays, he does have work in genre films. Many happy returns to both gentlemen.
 

Prediction and predictor: In 1942, Popular Mechanics predicts that dials on phones will be replaced by push buttons.

Reality: The public gets the first view of push button phones at the 1963 Seattle World's Fair. I can't give an exact date for the death of the dial phone, but that's one extinct technology I do not miss at all.

Apology: Yesterday in the preview, I called the folks who made the Popular Mechanics future book "those liars", which is meant as a joke but is not a fair representation. They didn't lie about anything, they just got some stuff wrong and as we see here, they also got some stuff completely correct.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Larry Niven gets another turn at bat. I'm going to assume it's about outer space and it isn't even close to correct.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

2 comments:

  1. Of course, Star Trek was the one that predicted that phones would eventually not even have cords.

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  2. We still have a dial phone. It works, and my husband uses it.

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