Sunday, August 19, 2007

Pulps did it first: Intertubes

Not only did the Pulps predict the internet (powered by vacuum tubes, no less), it also foresaw the use of popular "real-time" mapping applications and web-enabled cameras as well!

From Amazing Stories #17 (August 1928).

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2 comments:

  1. Right wingers keep saying that it was Gore that said that he invented the internet. Now we know it was the pulp mamgazines!

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  2. It really shouldn't, but it invariably impresses me a tiny bit when a writer uses "A.D." correctly. It implies a certain amount of familiarity with books.

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