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Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Futurama, FITC Awards, and the Wii controller for flash api…

awesome bunch this year..
FITC Finalist
and roxik didn’t make it.. but he should of
maybe they should go naked
and my favorite of the summer of code
way to go nintendo.. always knew you were the coolest console.
Wii Flash API on google code

and here’s a bunch of good reading…
TV B Gone
Kalle Lasn
Daniel Kahneman
Singularity Instititute
Future Shock
Alvin Toffler
Michael Anissimov
Eliezer Yudkowsky
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
– Popular Mechanics, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
– Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“But what… is it good for?”
– Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
– Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.”
– Western Union internal memo, 1876

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
– David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s

“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
– Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”
– Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.”
– Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
– Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and father of television

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
– Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899