My birthday has now come and gone, but I've received presents will keep on
This year, my sister decided that my apartment needs more life in it, so
she got me a hamster. On one hand, I like hamsters, and on the other, it's
another chore to deal with. In the end, the sheer cute factor offsets any
Its name is Oreo.
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Book Review: The Dilbert Future
I don't normally write book reviews, let alone ones for books written
thirteen years ago in 1997. However, this book is really quite good.
In this book, Scott Adams intermixes his comic strips with a number of
predictions of how things will be in the future. It's interesting that many
of his predictions have already come true, though some are already obsolete.
An example of an obsolete prediction: "Prediction 12: In the future, ISDN
services will improve to the point where you can mention it in a crowd
without generating laughter." At this point, mentioning ISDN in a crowd is
likely to generate laughter.
However, one that is really starting to come true goes like this:
"Prediction 52: In the future, everyone will be a news reporter." He further
clarifies by writing that "people will have access to software that
constantly combs the internet for 'small' news that is relevant to them,"
and that "thanks to the ubiquity of video cameras and the Internet, every
citizen will be a reporter." Those three sentences essentially sum up the
state of the internet in 2010.
Well done, Scott Adams.
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