That phrase used to be my answering phone outgoing message...
They did. It was the Concorde. Fast, uncomfortable, loug and expensive.
I'm becoming less and less of a fan of the "buggy whip" example. Mainly because we currently feel it's so easy and simple to point and laugh at those archaic, buggy whip makers.
The concept changes drastically when you realize how much of the middle class has/will be gutted by automation, and now it's not just buggy whip guys losing their job, it's YOU. In the position you thought was too intelligent and necessary, you're suddenly automated out of existence and somebody else is making jokes about whatever it is you do being eliminated, times are tough, suck it up.
Society needs to figure out a way to deal with this before it becomes rioting, heads on poles serious.
Wait...you can't flush your toilet after 10 PM? WTF???
People who look fondly on Communism view themselves as the policy makers in that system, when they imagine it implemented. They never see themselves as the slave being told to toil away in the coal mines.
Just as anyone who thinks they could be a "benevolent dictator" is wrong.
I do this as well, and there's one case where people are reasonably upset: If you're coasting up to a light that's red, but are in the left lane, you may block someone from making a left turn signal at the light that's green. I try to be accommodating if I see that and not coast to the light.
You left out the "Yeahhhhhhhhhh!"
There are illegal companies that do exactly this. They send formal looking bills for vague services to large companies, usually in smallish amounts.
Often, the person receiving the bill, rather than research why "XYZ Consulting" is charging a $22.45 fee for consulting services, will just pay them.
If only one out of ten gets paid, they're still ahead.
Were you beaten by a Christian as a kid? I bet you're fun at parties.
You know what? I don't believe what Mormon's believe. However hey're nice, kind, generally thoughtful. Why would I actively disparage them? I KNOW what I know and what they think. Why make it a fighting point? But I'd rather sit around with a bunch of Mormon's discussing religion than half the people trumpeting self-important "I'm right, you're wrong, fool." statements.
Those watches are excellent! Great job!
I just did. Took me 13 seconds to do it, though I really didn't need to wake the phone to get the time.
LED bulbs at less than $5.
Oh good lord, I've been wondering about this crap myself.
My assumption has been, since most software folks are primarily sedentary, "deep dive" makes them feel like they're out in the Bahamas, snorkeling.
Oddly enough, were they dead tree books, you wouldn't even have been bothered by the whole thing.
I can get paper books from my local library for
The technology is selling us supposed convenience at the cost of control and access.
My father, a 75 year old senior citizen who never used computerson the job, has no problem at all using a Nook. I can't speak much more the simplicity than that.