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* [COFF] Views of the future from 1970?
@ 2020-10-26  2:39 rudi.j.blom
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From: rudi.j.blom @ 2020-10-26  2:39 UTC (permalink / raw)


Just watched this the other day.

The original story is from 1958 written by Isaac Asimov, the short
movie was made in 1978

All the Troubles of the World
https://youtu.be/svIXTDeZzDg


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* [COFF] Views of the future from 1970?
  2020-10-25 14:06 finnoleary
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@ 2020-10-26 12:43 ` paul
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From: paul @ 2020-10-26 12:43 UTC (permalink / raw)


On 2020/10/25 10:06, Finn O'Leary wrote:
> what /was/ the view of the future of computing, by people working deeply 
> with the systems of the time?

I remember a CS prof telling our class in the 1980s, when the
idea of integrated development environments was starting to
take form:

"I don't know what kind of tool people will use to write
programs in the 21st century... but I'm pretty sure it will
be called Emacs."

Paul Guertin


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* [COFF] Views of the future from 1970?
  2020-10-25 14:06 finnoleary
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  2020-10-26 12:43 ` paul
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On 25 Oct 2020 14:06 +0000, from finnoleary at inventati.org (Finn O'Leary):
> It got me wondering -- what /was/ the view of the future of computing, by
> people working deeply with the systems of the time?

Not sure if it counts, and you'll probably get first-hand accounts
here too, but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pTEmbeENF4 might still
be worth 33 minutes of your time.

-- 
Michael Kjörling • https://michael.kjorling.se • michael at kjorling.se
 “Remember when, on the Internet, nobody cared that you were a dog?”



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* [COFF] Views of the future from 1970?
@ 2020-10-25 14:06 finnoleary
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  2020-10-26 12:43 ` paul
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From: finnoleary @ 2020-10-25 14:06 UTC (permalink / raw)


Hey all, I was browsing my small corner of the fediverse, when I came 
across a post that said:

> @pastelpunkbandit at hellsite.site
> i wonder if people from the 70s would make fun of us for still using vi

It got me wondering -- what /was/ the view of the future of computing, 
by people working deeply with the systems of the time? I know that 
people worked on what they felt was the future -- and returned bearing 
the gifts of Smalltalk. Prolog, etc ad nausem. Surely there was the 
expectation that things would be improved, but what form did those 
expectations take?

Incidentally, if there /were/ jokes about people using $program in the 
future -- I think that would be of interest too :)

Thanks!

--
"Too enough never much is!"


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