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Excellent summary. I'm reminded of the old saw, "The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed".



"Old saw"? I remember that quote being new, it's not _that_ old...

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It's from 2003.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/681-the-future-is-already-h...


Sit down. You're not going to like what I'm about to say. This is going to start happening to you (us, really) more and more. Things that happened in the 00's happened a 'long time ago' to a larger and larger group of loud people with Internet access. People who can drink legally were born in '98. What's up with that shit?

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Gibson#Quotes has a citation for him saying it in '99 and an unsupported assertion that it might have been said in '93. I've been hearing this long enough that I believe the '99 date, but I'm skeptical about '93.


Yeah yeah. I know...

And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your damned dog...

-- Old Man Big from The Haunted Amusement Park




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