Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shopping in 1999

From the film 1967 1999 A.D., a short sponsored by the Philco-Ford Corporation, showing what home shopping would be like three decades in the future. Although they missed the frenetic pace of today's online shopping experience—the housewife's browsing looks almost leisurely—they guessed correctly on the abundance flat-panel screens (with multiple monitors, no less), even if they were off by about a decade. Oh course, they didn't quite put together that we'd still be using keyboards for input.

This is somewhat related to visions of the future proposed in the interface class like those of Vannevar Bush.


Via ComputerLove

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