But back then… “Sherman set the WayBack Machine to the year 1978…” What was the world like in 1978? Who was president? What did telephones look like? What was television like? How big and fast were computers? Who won the best picture Oscar? What about fashion and hair style? 1977-1978
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“Sherman set the WayBack Machine to the year 1978…”
If I wish to indicate that a particular sentence is meant with tongue-in-cheek, I would write it so:"Of course you know I agree with all the currentadministration's policies -)."The "-)" indicates tongue-in-cheek.
Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, states:
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
"There is no reason for anyone to have a computer in their home."
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
"The problem of the virus is fleeting and will only last for a few years" -- John McAfee
"This is an urban myth. It is like the history of the crocodiles in the sewers of New York. All world knows of them, but nobody has seen them." -- Peter Norton
In 1992, I complete my MBA
Kevin Mitnick is arrested on suspicion of stealing twenty thousand credit card numbers from Internet service provider Netcom.
The Frauenhofer Institute (Germany) releases the MP3 format. They don’t ask for royalties.
Deep Blue beats world champion chess player, Garry Kasparov.
In 1954, the average price of a transistor cost $5.52. In 2004, the average cost was 191 nanodollars, or 191 billionths of a dollar.
Original Eniac Programmers
Ian Pearson, British Telecom, futurology unit head
'If you draw the timelines, realistically by 2050 we would expect to be able to download your mind into a machine, so when you die it's not a major career problem. If you're rich enough then by 2050 it's feasible. If you're poor you'll probably have to wait until 2075 or 2080 when it's routine. We are very serious about it. That's how fast this technology is moving: 45 years is a hell of a long time in IT.'
How have computers changed the world?
How will computers change life in your lifetime?
In your kids’ lifetime?
What kinds of things do people say about the future of computing?
What do you think is true? False?