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(Gizmodo)   Some of the worst tech predictions ever   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 15
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2014-04-10 12:33:20 AM  
3 votes:
0. Everything predicted by gizmodo.

/do I win anything?
2014-04-10 01:49:59 AM  
2 votes:
FTFA "One day there will be one in every city" - a small town mayor talking about the telephone after a demonstration.

This is true though.  How is this a bad prediction?
2014-04-10 01:30:08 AM  
2 votes:
The stupid hype over the Segway.  We were promised it would be a revolution on par with electricity or the airplane, when it was still the mysterious "Ginger. "

We got a farking $5000 scooter.
2014-04-10 01:23:40 AM  
2 votes:

BSABSVR: I would eat the fark out of a strawberry the size of an apple.


We already do this, apples in the 1900s were much much smaller.
2014-04-09 11:44:50 PM  
2 votes:
"We don't need that Start button anymore. Just get rid of it."
2014-04-10 07:19:32 AM  
1 votes:
There is at least one phone in every city today.  I wouldn't call that a bad prediction.  I would call it an underestimate.
2014-04-10 06:35:40 AM  
1 votes:

Jclark666: netringer: "Shait Dvorak says," indeed.

"Apple will be forced to run Windows on the Macintosh because OS X does not have the drivers."

Dvorak either makes predictions that are painfully obvious or terribly wrong. If Dvorak isn't channeling Rick Romero as peer-reviewed by the NS Sherlock Institute, he's wrong.

For example, he recently predicted that Windows XP will become a "de facto public domain OS" because hackers will take over the support that Microsoft is dropping. In the same article, he called Windows 7 worse than Vista.

I really don't understand how he can be so consistently bad and still get published.


Because he's entertainment to a lot of people.  Think about how many talking heads are out there right now, making millions of dollars by talking to millions of people, who are no smarter and know nothing more than you or I.  What are, for example, Rush Limbaugh's special qualifications that make him worth listening to on any serious subject?  And man, I want to know how to get the job of "business analyst", because I've yet to read one that sounds like they think any deeper than your average 8th grader.  So like you, I've wondered:  how do these people get these jobs, and how do they keep them?  It took me a long time to figure it out, because I always assumed you had to be smart, or networked, or have a lot of expert knowledge in an area, and these guys just didn't seem to have any of that, so how did they do it, etc etc etc...

But there is one common denominator, and I'm convinced it's the key:  they're entertaining.  They're basically professional trolls.  They say outrageous things that rile people up, both for and against what they say, and they create an emotional investment in the people who listen to them, again either for or against.  That's loosely defined as "entertainment".  Rush Limbaugh may be one of the least intelligent men I've ever heard, if I take what he says at face value, but damn does he have personal presence.  Same thing with Dvorak:  look at all the outrageous things he's written over the years.  He's a technical know-nothing, but he sure does put people on edge.

And this is the problem with today's journalism.  It isn't real journalism any more, sadly.
2014-04-10 04:11:02 AM  
1 votes:
It seems like a lot of the predictions in this article have nothing to do with tech.
2014-04-10 04:07:59 AM  
1 votes:
Tech predictions? Most of those have nothing to do with technology.
2014-04-10 03:57:02 AM  
1 votes:
How about the US record executive who turned down The Beatles because he thought that guitar rock was on it's way out?
2014-04-10 02:20:13 AM  
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Old enough to know better: BSABSVR: I would eat the fark out of a strawberry the size of an apple.

I'm sure they could make them. But they'd probably be even more flavorless than the crap they sell now.

Yep. Strawberry flavor is inversely proportional to size.


Nope. Because the big agricultural companies manipulate fruits and veggies to look prettier, grow larger, or travel better. Flavor rarely enters into it.
2014-04-10 02:09:51 AM  
1 votes:

Old enough to know better: BSABSVR: I would eat the fark out of a strawberry the size of an apple.

I'm sure they could make them. But they'd probably be even more flavorless than the crap they sell now.


Was going to say something similar. We already have strawberries the size of apples, if you compare to wild apples and not the giant roided out apples we have now.

Still taste like nothing.
2014-04-10 02:06:32 AM  
1 votes:

ongbok: BSABSVR: I would eat the fark out of a strawberry the size of an apple.

I pretty sure that is possible, but it wouldn't sell and would set off all types of protest about GMO's


I'm not saying we should ignore the outcry, but we should ignore the outcry...
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2014-04-10 01:29:18 AM  
1 votes:

netringer: "Shait Dvorak says," indeed.

"Apple will be forced to run Windows on the Macintosh because OS X does not have the drivers."


Dvorak either makes predictions that are painfully obvious or terribly wrong. If Dvorak isn't channeling Rick Romero as peer-reviewed by the NS Sherlock Institute, he's wrong.

For example, he recently predicted that Windows XP will become a "de facto public domain OS" because hackers will take over the support that Microsoft is dropping. In the same article, he called Windows 7 worse than Vista.

I really don't understand how he can be so consistently bad and still get published.
2014-04-10 01:10:14 AM  
1 votes:
I would eat the fark out of a strawberry the size of an apple.
 
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