In a fit of rather stupid and unseasonal enthusiasm - I've been tidying out the garage and came across boxes of magazines I had, for some inexplicable reason, stored away in the mid 90s - a load of Q, Viz and a box of Wired - which at the time was a very exciting read for the technogeek.
Its a hoot looking at the exciting ranges of modems and Pentium CPUs (and pagers - remember them before mobiles were commonplace?)- but there are lots of articles trying to guess the future direction of technology, especially around the then very new world wide web - some quite sensible and others wildly off the mark.
I'm not sure whether to take them down the tip or seal them up for another 20 years, oh and I'm sure I saw a 1980s copy of Omni poking out of another box....
My husband's hoard, including his Luton Town programme collection, have added to the insulation in the loft.
It's a good compromise. I don't see them and they're helping to keep the heating bills down
Last edited by elsiegee40; 5th December 2012 at 07:46 AM.
Garacesh (7th December 2012)
Just found a box full of Deadline comics - Tank Girl - yeah!
Ahhh memories. On my last visit home I found my teenage collection of Amiga Format magazines. I recall MANY happy weekends playing my Worms demo (the Amiga version of that game was the best version let's be honest) and purchasing Mortal Kombat from an ad.
Happier times with my 2mb of RAM (upgraded from 1mb)...
Just recently threw out many copies of PCFormat and PCGamer and a few months before that several Amiga Format too!!
OK - a few predictions from 1994 issue
2005 - universal animal organ donors
2007 - smart fabric clothing
2005 - house cleaning robots
2010 - robot surgeon in an edible pill
2016 - holographic phones
2013 - digital books
2016 - virtual library of knowledge
never - a paperless office
So - they were a bit slow with the digital books and virtual library, but over optimistic on the robot doctors.
If I find some more as I'm browsing through - I'll post them up.
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