History of Resisting Technology

techdirt has this wonderful short compilation of bad predictions about new technologies ruining entertainment industries — print the page and put it in your copy of Christopher Cerf’s and Victor Navasky’s The Experts Speak.

I attended a presentation of education guru Harry Wong two weeks ago. He had probably a dozen slides featuring quotations from the experts from this book and other sources, and each comment was met with “oohs” and “ahhs.” My first use of these wrongway predictions was in 1988 and 1989 in the “Committing to Leadership” program at AMR (American Airlines). It’s amazing to me that they still seem new to so many — but they are funny, and thought provoking, even if they are not new.

One Response to History of Resisting Technology

  1. Pharyngula says:

    There is no bathtub…

    Regular commenter Ed Darrell has started a weblog of his own now, Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, dedicated to knowing US History. And really, don’t you want to learn the story behind the name?……


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