Month: July 2016

  • Predictions from the turn of the 20th century

    This page of predictions from 1901 about what the world will look like in 2001 is remarkably prescient in some ways, and highly amusing in others. Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there is a battle in China a hundred years hence, snapshots of its most striking events will be published in newspapers […]

  • Douglas Adams lays out the roadmap for technology

    I’m an avowed Douglas Adams fan, and this is just pure evidence that he died way, way too soon – written in 1989: All I want to do is print from my portable. (Poor baby). That isn’t all I want in fact. I want to be able regularly to transfer my address book and diary […]

  • Taylor Swift: Master Manipulator

    When did you first realise Taylor Swift was lying to you? Bill Simmons: I knew Taylor Swift was lying to me once she established that she didn’t have a type. Everyone has a type. Everyone. Every single person who ever lived. Maybe you drift away from that type once or twice over eight years, but […]