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Living in the future

2009-11-17 20:57:03.541116+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Feeling old day: last night, helping Charlene with her astronomy homework I was reminded that the theory of plate tectonics is only a little older than I am. And now we're looking at those mechanisms on other planets. Every time I pick up my iPhone I'm reminded that when me, meuon et al saw the future of the Internet, I think this device was beyond our horizon, and now I whine about it's limits. And a thread about fonts over at Columbine's place has reminded me that I once weilded pieces of cast metal to do what my $89 scanner/copier/printer does at close to ten thousand DPI.

Screw the flying car, I really do live in the future!

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-18 10:25:55.968415+00 by: DaveP

Yeah, but I still feel ripped off about the flying cars.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-19 12:22:00.423001+00 by: meuon

Flying cars can be made cheaper and are more fuel efficient, even with VTOL. It's a global government conspiracy to keep them away from us. Pick an excuse:

#Comment Re: Bluetooth USB 2.0 Dongle made: 2009-11-24 21:16:51.538763+00 by: jeff

And just a few years ago I didn't think I could possibly be ordering Christmas stocking stuffers from China via Ebay.

I've seen these Bluetooth USB dongles as low as $1.65 each, and I'm sure there are some that could be had for even less.