Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Goodby how are you?


drew458 said...

They were just futurists a bit before their time. Are you old enough to remember how Bell Labs et al were promising us the "picture phone" back in the 60s? By the late 60s they had become a lot smaller, merely the size of a loaf of bread "made possible by the development of modern circuits using transistors and other miniature components "; by 1970 they were pushed with the slogan "someday you'll be a star!" because the phone would put your picture on the TV. Thus the selfie was born. Sales flopped; the things cost a fortune, and the bandwidth just wasn't there. Not that anyone even knew what bandwidth was in those days.

Anonymous said...

^ "...anyone even knew what bandwidth was..."
Wasn't it referring to the size of the elastic rubber thingy on the newspaper? That's what we mechanical engineers thought, anyhow.
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