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Options February 11, 2019: Matt Novak, editor of Paleofuture, on past visions of the future

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Above, M.C. Escher-inspired album covers, spotted at the Escher NYC exhibit


This week: Matt Novak, editor of Paleofuture, on past visions of the future

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  Matt Novak, editor of Paleofuture, talks about past visions of the future.
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:01pm Beast of Boonton:

Good evening Mark and all the Technoids
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:01pm ultradamno:

Hello Mark! Techystopians!
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:02pm P-90:

Aloha Mark. Been looking forward to hearing your take on a special favorite topic of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:02pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Mark and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:02pm queems:

hi mark & all
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:02pm melinda:

Hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:02pm Webhamster Henry:

This is going to be a fun show, Technosaurs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:03pm Webhamster Henry:

It's a big, bright, beautiful tomorrow!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:03pm Fuzzy:

Good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings TeX.Rays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:03pm listener james from westwood:

Expecting a very William Gibson/"Gernsback Continuum" vibe tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:03pm chresti:

Hello Techtroniacs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice tribute, @Ken from Hyde Park.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:04pm Folsom:

My neighbor had the motorcycle toy, pretty cool to spin up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:04pm Dave in Vermont:

I had that Evil Knievel toy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:05pm Dave in Vermont:

...and that haircut
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:06pm rob in charlotte:

The Matt Novak of Paleofuture fame? Will you ask if he’s read Garrett Graf or Annie Jacobsen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:06pm listener james from westwood:

Going back decades, X-Ray would occasionally talk about what he called "the robot menace," and Techtonic has only proved him prophetic.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:06pm geezerette:

R.I.P., X-Ray.

The REAL ID Act is contemptible. Are you all aware of it?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:07pm TDK60:

Hello.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:07pm rob in charlotte:

What’s REAL ID geezerette?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:07pm Jeff Moore:

All I know is that there aren't nearly enough shiny silver cigar-shaped rockets parked around here and there sitting on their fins ready to take off as soon as someone pulls in the also shiny silver metal ladder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:07pm queems:

i'll comment on it- GOOD
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:08pm chris:

that wind-up Evel Knievel toy was the bees knees
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:08pm TDK60:

I'll comment on the rumor that Amazon may not set up office in Queens. If true, good riddance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:09pm Bas NL:

Mark! All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:09pm Megaroni:

Greetings Techtonic, love your show!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:10pm geezerette:

Search it,Rob. It's insane. Can't explain it briefly. It's like something out of Kafka.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:10pm listener james from westwood:

'87–'91 at Boston College, you had to get permission from your major's department head to get a bc.edu email address. So ridix restrictive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:10pm Webhamster Henry:

You could get plenty of online email in the 80s, but not from the Intermet protocols, from AOL, Compuserve, FIDOnet, UUNews, etc.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:10pm Fuzzy:

I had that Evel Knievel toy when I was a young lad in the 70's.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:11pm Sally:

Ha, yes Mosaic!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:11pm northguineahills:

I think my first email address was in 1989, in junior high, and only used to msg friends. by HS, I rarely used it. It wasn't until uni that I started using it for everything.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:11pm Tom:

Yes geez, heard it live on the show yesterday. Too sad.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:12pm geezerette:

Oh, sorry, Tom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:13pm Webhamster Henry:

Hey, we telnetted to a machine in Germany, and in the remote shell, telnetted back to the originating machine, and ran X-Eyes so mouse moves on our workstations would go to Germany, turn around and move the eyeballs on our own machine.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:13pm TDK60:

I didn't really get into email and websites till round 1998.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:13pm Fuzzy:

I jumped on the internet train in '92 with my very own dialup account at world.std.com. Pine, gopher etc. on my 486SX-25 -- those were the days!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm geezerette:

The Kool-Aide has worn off.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm Sally:

I telnetted/gophered/pined around '93. Yes, those were the days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm Linda Lee:

darln, anything of value to the marketplace will be of value to the machinations of control! it had to be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm Jeff Moore:

Trying to remember when I got my first Arpanet-style email address with an @-sign. Before that, it was always addresses with !-paths.

I think I recall generally giving relative paths from hosts everyone knew how to get to like duke or ihnp4.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm Webhamster Henry:

If you wanted some better tasting Kool-Aid to drink, you would have read Mondo 2000.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:14pm ultradamno:

Back to WebTV!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm Linda Lee:

isn't it 201 - KEN - WFMU?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm Folsom:

My first email was one of the bang addresses, sent an email to someone at another college
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm queems:

536 spells "ken"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm TedfromOakland:

apologies if this is a week or two late--here is an article about the OLD internet, and the transition to the current 'net, by Kate Wagner: thebaffler.com...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm Fuzzy:

WIRED was wired and not tired back then -- had a subscription.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm Webhamster Henry:

hey mark, 536 == "KEN"
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:16pm geezerette:

Webham, thanks for reference, will lookup latter. :)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:17pm geezerette:

jeez...later...
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:17pm Sally:

@TedfromOakland, got "404 Page Not Found" error
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:18pm Webhamster Henry:

Other good period reading was good old 2600 Magazine (and WBAI radio show).
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:18pm dale:

this seems like an advanced crowd - did folks here favor the amiga over the apple?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:18pm TedfromOakland:

sally, that is the title of the piece! but I'll check the link....
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:19pm northguineahills:

I remember in college reading Wired and The Wire at the same time at book stores/cafes and it would confuse those whom engaged me in conversation.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:19pm P-90:

Amazon and other mega-technocorps need to start building their giant campuses in less-populous, economically stagnant states. They’ll get more for their money there , spread the economic development around where it’s needed, and generate migrations of educated, skilled employees from the big cities into states that could really use more “blue” voting districts that will tip those states more to the “blue “ side of “purple”. It will be great some day to eliminate the Electoral College, but in the maritime there’s more than one way to skin a cat...
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:19pm Sally:

@TedfromOakland, Oh ha...yes I didn't scroll down, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:20pm Bas NL:

Important about a web page is it supplies information. I still make webpages, i still meet great new people, get quoted, my information is used, spawns new ideas.. and i can find similar pages, people, ideas. It's all still there. Just a little bit more noise these days. ;)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:20pm ultradamno:

www.theonion.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:20pm Webhamster Henry:

@dale I was an Amiga developer. www.echonyc.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:20pm Linda Lee:

it's too bad Amazon pulls more from needy communities than they bring in. it's a wealth-suck. not the best thing for challenged communities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:21pm Linda Lee:

in fact, they bring in nothing much to start with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm queems:

i'm terrified of robots
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm northguineahills:

@P-90: You're full of brilliant ideas.

(I prefer to cook all day).
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm Fredericks:

I predicted we'd let our bodies go to hell and atrophy. I also expected our heads would grow larger.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm geezerette:

Linda Lee, agree. (Howdy!)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm dale:

webhamster - way cool? i only knew a couple of folks with them and they used them for video/animation processing. that page you shared looks fascinating
.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ooo. 'The Monster Show' by David J. Skal territory...Dracula & Frankenstein & Kong in the worst years of the Depression early 1930s...Dracula is Magic, Frankie is Science - in a mythical East Europe &tc. ...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:23pm ultradamno:

Sounds like someone's covering up for the killer robot.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:23pm Fuzzy:

Metropolis (1927).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:24pm Linda Lee:

howdy, geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:24pm Webhamster Henry:

Is there any reason for Amazon Info workers - or any info workers or workers who read write, and talk, all day - to actually have an office?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:24pm TDK60:

..what were those movies?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:25pm Webhamster Henry:

@TDK60 Her and Ex-Machina.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:25pm Sally:

@dale & @Webhamster Henry, I never used amigas, but checked out that article and was reminded how I loved using those early spectral analysis programs on early apple computers...I may have even used that RSG Sonogram Painting program.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:26pm Sally:

I meant RGS
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:26pm ultradamno:

And Scarlett Johansson, who played the self-aware platfom in Her, went on to become a super-omniscient entity sucked into a computer (or something) in Lucy.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:26pm melinda:

What I remember most about Her was the high-waisted woolen pants.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:26pm dale:

linda lee - curtis sliwa was discussing amazon today. he believes, and it makes sense, that all the promised low level jobs would eventually be phased out for robots pulling boxes off the shelves. i believe his version over cuomo and deblasio's
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:26pm geezerette:

Advertising = propaganda.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:27pm Fuzzy:

My first PC was the good old Commodore 64, back in '85 -- played a lot of Zork on that baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:28pm Webhamster Henry:

@Sally almost nobody had spectral synthesis back then. RGS was Amiga only, but Metasynth was on the Mac. Other software was very academic (I had some on my NeXT), or one-off (like UPIC at IRCAM in Paris).
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:28pm P-90:

Does Sliwa still have a radio show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:28pm Jeff Moore:

@dale: a useful / usable computer was whatever would run Unix or later a proper Unix-like OS.

So... mostly PDP-11s in the late '70s or early '80s, then Sun workstations, the occasional AT&T 3B1 68k-based "Unix PC" (in its time, the cheapest thing I could buy which managed demand-paged virtual memory well enough to run GNU Emacs)... then, by the '90s, Linux on commodity x86 hardware.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:28pm Linda Lee:

@Webhamster Henry ~ not at all. what they need space for are the shipping warehouses ~ manned by slave labor under prison conditions.
@dale ~ so that's what they'll need space for. not for the white collar stuff. why should they invest in office space when they can contract out? screw the white collar workers too!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:28pm geezerette:

'Disruption' is un-creative and parasitic.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:29pm dale:

NeXT - great rand paul logo.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:29pm Fuzzy:

High school daze: PDP-11/70 running RSTS/E FTW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:30pm Webhamster Henry:

@daleI still have a few NeXT pencils and stickers (but not my cube anymore).
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm dale:

PAUL RAND....not that other guy!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm Jeff Moore:

John DeVore:

The visionaries of Silicon Valley preach a lot these days about “disruption,” which is a shiny word that means “building a new house while burning down the old house at the same time.”

medium.com...
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm Sally:

@Webhamster Henry, thanks for clarifying, my memory is spotty...I definitely used some spectral analysis programs for Mac in the '90s that generated spectrograms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Our high school had a TRS-80.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm ultradamno:

I still think the metal birds are a fad, dagnabbit!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:31pm geezerette:

heh, Dale...:)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:32pm dale:

nice collectible and memory henry.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:32pm geezerette:

Jeff, yes!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:33pm Fuzzy:

@Ken: mine too -- I forgot about that! Saving programs to cassette -- lol.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:33pm Webhamster Henry:

My high school daze: Dartmouth Time Sharing System (Honeywell/GE 635) over leased phone lines. That was a connection to the original BASIC. Later: PDP/8e, PDP11/34, NORD 10 .. IBM mainframes, Amiga, old school Mac, Mac II etc. NeXT, SGI Indigo & Indy, New style Macs, Tadpole laptop, blah blah blah
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:34pm P-90:

H.G. Wells was the original visionary who deeply understood (and was deeply disturbed by) the ways that aircraft and other new technologies would
make warfare a vastly more destructive and terrifying prospect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:34pm Webhamster Henry:

But to stay on topic - I had Ted Nelson's Computer Lib book, as well as some real Computer Graphics cutting edge books of the early 70s.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:35pm geezerette:

Webham, so much blah blah blah, oceans of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:36pm Webhamster Henry:

The flying Car is now like a quad copter.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:36pm geezerette:

P-90, yep!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:36pm ultradamno:

May the flying cars always be in the future, drunk drivers overhead is not what I need.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:36pm Fuzzy:

I like the blah blah about the old school hardware -- reminds me of when I was young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm Webhamster Henry:

I don't want to see a flying car infrastructure or ecosystem.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm JakeGould:

In “Star Trek” disruptors were painful weapons used by the Romulans.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm dale:

you should curate a museum show of the technology henry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm Linda Lee:

Burroughs had it right. it's all about the management of reality-as-information. the gadgets are secondary!
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm Sally:

The general recent focus on nostalgia in Western culture is due to fears of dystopian futures perhaps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm Webhamster Henry:

@dale that was my apartment at one point.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:37pm Phil with the phone:

@ultradamno they're going to be self driving don't worry about it
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:38pm Sally:

I thought we'd have Jetsons-type flying cars ha
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:38pm MK_UKTR4:

Neil Tyson will argue flying cars already exist (Joe Rogan podcast)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:38pm JakeGould:

And in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” the Genesis device could bring life to dead planets… Or be used as a weapon to wipe out life on a living planet and placing your own new matrix on top of that.

Also, “Back to the Future” is a WASPs dream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:38pm Linda Lee:

note Jane Jetson was still a doggone housewife.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:39pm Sally:

@Linda yeah forgot about that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:39pm Webhamster Henry:

I hate that every new tech that comes out basically has a press release that goes "Here's our new widget/process/battery! It can save soldier's lives!"
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:40pm dale:

doc used a 'mr. fusion' to get the energy via banana peels and other trash. is fusion as a power source no longer being pursued?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:40pm Linda Lee:

as long as our lives are managed through distraction by gadgets, we'll always be stuck in someone else's past.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:40pm ultradamno:

@Phil that could be worse if they still can't differentiate between buildings and sky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In one episode, George Jetson said his ancestors were farmers who were so poor they couldn't afford dirt. Made me laugh.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:41pm TDK60:

No quadrophonic speakers on Mars.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm JakeGould:

@LindaLee: Silly externe point of view. Portable devices are great as far as I am concerned. What about demonizing books? Much better to read from scrolls managed by a few priests I guess.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm carrots:

I think the film Idiocracy has it right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm Linda Lee:

i always figured George's ancestor was Fred Flinstone.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm ultradamno:

TechsRaySpexonics...RIP
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm dale:

ken from hp - when you live in the sky dirt is a commodity.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:42pm Fuzzy:

Idiocracy: You're Soaking In It!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:43pm Linda Lee:

i made no judgement.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:44pm ultradamno:

When cars first came into existence someone had to make up sidewalks.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:44pm Sally:

I agree w/Linda...there have been studies that show addictive tendencies of users glued to devices that keep people from opening up to others and reading less books. Other studies have shown that reading less fiction reduces empathy. Sorry, I'm an educator ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:45pm Webhamster Henry:

There's a funny book WIRED LOVE about lovers who communicate by telegraph. archive.org...
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:45pm P-90:

The “flying car” now is a big ride-in drone. Everyone who discusses flying cars always immediately starts talking about crashes, collisions, and mayhem. The thinking is: “people are already such rotten drivers, imagine the carnage flying cars will bring. But really, once a “car” becomes a “flying car” it becomes an aircraft. And the uses of aircraft are, and always have been, regulated differently than cars. It won’t be something anyone with a license will just point where the want it to go and hit the gas pedal. It will be more or an automated, “self-driving” thing controlled by networks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:45pm Linda Lee:

any teenager knows technology isn't intrinsically positive or negative; it's all about the uses it's put to.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:45pm carrots:

Know it All!!! he's the best!!
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:45pm Sally:

Yes, very true Linda
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:46pm JakeGould:

@Sally: All kinds of studies for anything and everything.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:46pm northguineahills:

You should have seen the autocarriages before the steering wheel became standard..... (so many levers!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:46pm mrdonutsu:

If you were born in rural North Dakota like my mom was, you didn't have all those 1905 things until after 1945.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:47pm JakeGould:

@P-90: “It won’t be something anyone with a license will just point where the want it to go and hit the gas pedal. It will be more or an automated, “self-driving” thing controlled by networks...” You realize what you are saying is just like what Mark was talking about when it comes to cars and chauffeurs?
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:47pm Sally:

@JakeGould disagree, find me a study that shows that reading more fiction leads to lack of empathy ;-)
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:48pm Russ:

Know It All just struck again #shutupweirdo
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:49pm Fuzzy:

Please Be Kind #fredrogers
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:49pm JakeGould:

@Sally: I hate reading and I am one of the most empathetic people I know. Also, why can’t I read on a phone? What is wrong with having a device that makes words more easily accessible?
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:51pm Sally:

@JakeGould, I understand what you're saying, and unfortunately there's a correlation between reading more on devices - with the tendency to read headlines instead of full article and to use social media - while reading less books, especially fiction.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:51pm Sally:

*articles
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:51pm Fuzzy:

Mr. McLuhan, phone call, line 1...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:51pm listener 126464:

can we just get a car lane for people who aren't on their phones?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:51pm Tome:

2 campell soup cans and s string my first ...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:52pm Fredericks:

Love how Doug's phone broke up right on cue.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:53pm geezerette:

Fuzzy, haha! :)
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:53pm ultradamno:

Why would anyone want to be content?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:53pm Webhamster Henry:

Oh the technological creative world is still there , but yes, it's drowned by tweet reactions and internet shaming becasue : it pays more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Internet headline I saw today: "Google Maps' AR adds navigation hints to the real world" Yay?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:53pm JakeGould:

@Sally: Many people cannot afford buying dead trees. Many people read fully books, listen to audio books and watch movies on personal devices. The idea we are “devolving” in that way its ridiculous.

How about I say this: Log off of the comment board and enjoy the radio without the need to type? Is that bad?
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:54pm Sally:

We're Not Gonna Take It!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Why be conTENT when you can be CONtent?
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:54pm Sally:

@JakeGould, it doesn't have to be either/or
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:54pm cobradan:

I love Philip K. Dick because all his novels are set in the 90s I like my science fiction to take place in the past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm chresti:

I can never give up the washing machine, the one that's not "smart".
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm TDK60:

ha ha, webhamster.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm P-90:

“Be content? What is this “content” you speak of, Earthman?”
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm Sally:

@Ken huh?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm Tome:

you can switch the 2 cans and use say Heinz beans and read those labels too ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:55pm Linda Lee:

there's the goddamn binary again. nothing but a pain in the ass.
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:56pm Russ:

Oh, I meant it in a nice way! Did anyone recognize that as Know It All from SUW?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:56pm geezerette:

Thanks again, Mark and all!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:56pm JakeGould:

@Russ: Why does that mean anything?
  Mon. 2/11/19 6:56pm Sally:

Thanks for a great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Sally - www.engadget.com...
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks Mark and Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:57pm Webhamster Henry:

Time for my robot to cook dinner!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:57pm Folsom:

man I hated them saying "jigawatts" vs "gigawatts"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:57pm queems:

thanks mark!!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:57pm ultradamno:

Who would regulate the flying skateboarders?
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:58pm JakeGould:

@ultradamno: Other dude bros, that’s who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:58pm Webhamster Henry:

Who would have printed that almanac in 2000?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:58pm chresti:

Thanks, Mark! Haha Webhamster!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:58pm Fredericks:

What is this? It hurts my stomach.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:59pm dale:

it's a stars on 45 mashup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:59pm Linda Lee:

of what economic class are the skateboarders? there's your answer.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 6:59pm Tome:

,, always prefer 91.1 GCpS over 91.1 GHz .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:59pm Webhamster Henry:

My kids love the 80s. 80s for them :: 50s for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Mark! Wherever you go, there you are.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 7:01pm geezerette:

archive.org...

Mondo 2000 archives..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 7:01pm Linda Lee:

thank God Top 40 wasn't the only thing happening in music in the 80s.
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 7:01pm ultradamno:

Thanks Mark
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 7:02pm Webhamster Henry:

@Geezerette enjoy yourself! Dirk And Sandy will set you straight and help you live forever!
Avatar Mon. 2/11/19 7:02pm geezerette:

Thanks, Webham!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/11/19 7:06pm Bas NL:

Thanks Mark & Matt!
  Mon. 2/11/19 7:07pm Listener Robert:

My friends Ralph & Kathy were friends of Durk & Sandy -- a.k.a. Skye & Natalee in their hippie days.
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