History Quotes / TechnologyMarchesOn

20th Jul '15 10:21:54 AM johnnyfog
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->''"See, that's the trouble with the cutting edge: it's hard to stay on 'cause it's very thin, and it keeps moving as it hacks at your balls."''
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''{{VideoGame/Daikatana}}''
13th Jul '15 2:26:20 AM rcmerod52
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->''"Besides, don't video conferences feel futuristic and cool?" Or available on all mobile devices this day and age?''
-->-- '''{{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}'''
5th Jul '14 9:39:50 PM johnnyfog
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->''"One huge advancement the filmmakers totally missed was the explosion of the internet at about the same time the movie came out (in fact, the only reference to the internet is the official site URL in the closing credits—which naturally uses the wrong slashes). Of course, including the internet would have invalidated the story entirely. If one can just download somebody else’s brain recordings, then there’s no need for a dealer like Lenny, and poof!—there goes the whole movie."''
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Strange_Days_1995.aspx on]] ''Film/StrangeDays''
21st Jun '14 10:17:02 AM johnnyfog
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->''"Metropolis, the City of Tomorrow, last place on the planet with phone booths."''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-10-18-booster/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Booster")
28th Feb '14 4:53:58 AM erforce
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-->--Sign seen in '''''FreaksAndGeeks''''' [[PeriodPiece set c.1980]]

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-->--Sign -->-- Sign seen in '''''FreaksAndGeeks''''' [[PeriodPiece set c.1980]]



-->Well known, but ''very'' dated, [=PSA=]

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-->Well -->-- Well known, but ''very'' dated, [=PSA=]



-->--'''[[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Strong Bad]]'''

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-->--'''[[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail -->-- '''[[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Strong Bad]]'''



->--'''#99 on the EvilOverlordList''', c. 1996

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->--'''#99 -->-- '''#99 on the EvilOverlordList''', c. 1996



-->-- '''Dr. Leonard [=McCoy=]''', ''StarTrekTheMotionPicture''

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-->-- '''Dr. Leonard [=McCoy=]''', ''StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''



-->--'''Creator/BillBailey''', ''Series/{{QI}}''

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-->--'''Creator/BillBailey''', -->-- '''Creator/BillBailey''', ''Series/{{QI}}''
26th Jan '14 1:26:15 AM tullia
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->''My dad...when he was shown around a computer once, when he was a young man, and the guy showing him 'round very proudly said...it was in the West Country, and he proudly said..."Yes, right. This is a computer, and, erm, we...we predict that, in the future, there will probably be about eight of these."
-->--'''Creator/BillBailey''', ''Series/{{QI}}''
6th Dec '13 5:24:01 PM BlueGuy
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->"Whatever happened to Laserdisc? ''Everything's'' better on Laserdisc!"
-->--'''[[HomestarRunner Strongbad]]'''

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->"Whatever ->''"Whatever happened to Laserdisc? ''Everything's'' better on Laserdisc!"
-->--'''[[HomestarRunner Strongbad]]'''
Laserdisc!"''
-->--'''[[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Strong Bad]]'''


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->''"And they probably redesigned the whole sickbay too! I know Engineers, they LOVE to change things!"''
-->-- '''Dr. Leonard [=McCoy=]''', ''StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
24th Aug '13 10:19:43 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Help our school buy a computer!"''

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->''"Help ->''Help our school buy a computer!"''computer!''



->This book excerpt is roughly 256 Kilobytes of text in length, and may load slowly if you have a slow modem, or not completely if you are short of memory.

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->This ->''This book excerpt is roughly 256 Kilobytes of text in length, and may load slowly if you have a slow modem, or not completely if you are short of memory.''



-> "Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph. ''(deadly silence)'' The ... record player? ''(more silence)'' It was before [=CDs=]. Plastic hadn't been invented yet."

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-> "Thomas ->"Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph. ''(deadly silence)'' The ... record player? ''(more silence)'' It was before [=CDs=]. Plastic hadn't been invented yet."



-> "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
-->-- Popular Mechanics, 1949

->''Whatever happened to Laserdisc? ''Everything's'' better on Laserdisc!''

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-> "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
-->-- Popular Mechanics, 1949

->''Whatever
->"Whatever happened to Laserdisc? ''Everything's'' better on Laserdisc!''Laserdisc!"



->''They probably redesigned the whole Sickbay, too! I know Engineers, they love to change things!''
-->'''Dr. Leonard [=McCoy=]''', ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''

-> "Don't touch that dial"
-> "Stay tuned"

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->''They probably redesigned ->''I am a sucker for [[TheNineties 90s]] techno-thrillers about computers, and that I am completely powerless to resist any book that is set, quite literally, “when the whole Sickbay, too! I know Engineers, they love information superhighway comes online” in 1998. So crack open a bottle of Zima and put on some {{Music/Jewel}}. Because it’s 1995, and people are about to change things!''
-->'''Dr. Leonard [=McCoy=]''', ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''

-> "Don't
make some very, very embarrassing predictions.''
-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2011/11/time-can-be-rewritten-13-system-shock.html Phil Sandifer]]'''

->"Don't
touch that dial"
->
dial"\\
"Stay tuned"



->''"What... what is this strange plastic object he's inserting into his stereo? A 'cah-sette', you say? Never heard of them."''

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->''"What...->''What... what is this strange plastic object he's inserting into his stereo? A 'cah-sette', you say? Never heard of them."''''
1st Jun '13 7:54:17 PM BlueGuy
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->''"The antique database server used to have all the RAM anyone would ever need: 16 whole kilobytes!"''
-->-- '''[[MonsterCompendium Monster Manuel]] factoid''' on an "ancient database server", ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''
19th Jan '13 7:41:16 AM nighttrainfm
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->"Sixty years from now, it will be a child's toy. But today, it's the most powerful weapon on Earth."
-->-- '''Vandal Savage''' on a laptop sent back in time, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
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