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A Look At The Future That Never Was

January 19, 2009

I would like to share with you one of my favourite blogs: Paleo-Future. It was featured on Digg’s front page today, which is great, as this kind of thing doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

The blog is an exploration of what people of the past expected to see in the future. And it’s lushly illustrated, wonderfully written and always entertaining. From Victorian postcards (like the one above, showing how schools would operate) to classic advertisements and videos, it’s a fun look at what people thought might come.

Sometimes you’ll laugh. Sometimes you’ll raise an eyebrow, wondering how they guessed that. But you’ll be absorbed, I tell you. It’s that good.

There’s a coffee-table book lurking in this blog, and I hope to see it in print one day.

Venture into the past of the future here.

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