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Computer-controlled socialist economy gets destroyed on 9/11... 1973 (wikipedia.org)
12 points by mojuba on Sept 29, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 8 comments

Why was it necessary to put 9/11 in the title of this? I think knowing that the economy was computer-controlled was enough to get me to read it - I don't think the sensational title was really called for.

It's an unusual coincidence, considering the World Trade Center was also destroyed on 9/11.

If anything it's a minor coincidence that the World Trade Center was destroyed precisely 28 years after a Chilean revolt.

The two events have absolutely nothing in common with one another other than sharing an arbitrary day and month of the year.

They were both major centers of economic control.

The fact that the year only has a mere 365 days has always been a boon to numerologists...

Plus, whether it's a coincidence or not, one event overshadows the other - Pinochet's coup and destruction of one possible future of humanity (Edit: the USSR was having high hopes in relation to Cybersyn). Google for 9/11, you will see only one and not the other.

"swivel chairs were considered the best for creativity"

This is so awesome in a Dr. Evil kind of way.

They look a bit like the captain's chair from Star Trek.

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