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Eerie Technology Predictions from 1982

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
I recently came across an old copy of a “Video Review” magazine from December, 1982, a publication that now seems to be out of print. This issue contained an editorial column called “VIEWPOINTS” with the subtitle “New Ideas for 1983”, which featured guesses at what might be developed in the near future. While the technology did not show up the following year, the predictions were freakishly ahead of their time, and nearly each one now appears in our modern lives.

In this post, you’ll be amazed, astonished, flabbergasted, and drunkened by the accuracy of these technology predictions from Video Review’s David Hadju back in ’82. If by the end of this post you still don’t feel drunkened, don’t worry, I’ve drankened enough for the both of us.

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A Decade of Design Evolution

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Web design styles have been evolving rapidly in recent years, and the design industry has sprouted up like an over watered Chia Pet, incubated in an industrial green house, and crammed full of Miracle Grow laced with crystal meth. I clearly remember the time (circa 1990′s) when the only sites available to help you put up your website were along the lines of cgi-resources.com and htmlgoodies.com. You got a basic script that did mostly what you wanted, hacked away at it, and tried to figure out how to make some sort of basic layout nesting and re-nesting tables until finally a family of birds moved in.

Themes? Templates? Skins? There were a few “free template” sites around back then, but they were fairly obscure, and commercial templates were virtually non-existent. A script came with one look – plain, and if you wanted to change it, you spent a few weeks in Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop pasting together graphics and inserting rotating gifs. If you have no idea what I’m talking about then you haven’t been webmastering until sometime in the 2000′s when starting up a site had become easier and prettier.

Since commercial template design entered the scene in the 2000′s, the styles on the market have been constantly changing, especially over the last few years. Below, we’ve compiled a comparative sampling from 2001 through 2010 showcasing the evolution of designs. You’ll be shocked at where we started with our layouts and just how far we’ve come.
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10 Websites and Services We Loved in the 90s

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

At some point in the late twentieth century, all of mankind was united in celebration. We marveled in our own magnificence as we gave birth to widely accessible Internet access.

If you were a web addict back in the late 1990′s, and tinkered with your own website, then there were some tools and services you were bound to come across. We now pay tribute to those early services as we look back on the 10 Web Sites and Services We Loved in the 1990s!

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