in the year 2000
March 30, 2016
For really uninteresting reasons, I've been going through the newly digitized archive of my alma mater's newspaper. I couldn't care less, mind, about what happened after I graduated in 1993 -- but I have been fascinated by what was covered during the four years I was there. Like this tidbit, which is a 1992 clip that gave its best guess for what the college of the future would look like:
(click on the image to embiggen)
I'm most amused by how accurately they predicted how much could be done from a dorm room -- go to the library! pay tuition! -- but missed that it wouldn't be done with push button telephones. This "predicting the future" business is harder than you'd think. Which gives me hope that all of the pundits predicting Trump's presidency are equally inaccurate ....
Regardless, this ad from 1991 is still totally sketchy: