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nwr
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Message 27 of 190 (883872)
01-16-2021 12:24 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Sarah Bellum
01-16-2021 8:13 AM


Predictions in the 1980s that the Maldives would be underwater within 30 years,
I never heard that prediction.
predictions in the 1980s that New York City's West Side Highway would be submerged within 30 years,
I never heard that prediction, either.
predictions at the turn of the century that within a few years children in the UK won't know what snow is....
That's another prediction that I never heard.
Perhaps you can provide some citations.

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Message 45 of 190 (885688)
04-22-2021 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 40 by Sarah Bellum
04-22-2021 4:52 PM


... what a meagre issue it all was ...
We were talking about in in 1980. I was already being careful in code that I wrote at that time.
Yes, it was a minor issue as we expected. And it was minor because we had prepared for it.
Yes, it was over-hyped, but not much by those in the computer industry. It was over-hyped by the press. And it was enormously over-hyped by evangelical Christians who saw it as part of their absurd apocalyptic expectations.

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