05w06:3 Documents from the Future

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2005 week 6 number 3 (documents from the future)


Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72 | Greil Marcus
“Policy Review, October 5, 2018–George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, died today at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was 72. The cause of death was announced as heart failure.”

EPIC | Broom.org
“In the year 2014, The New York Times has gone offline. The Fourth Estate’s fortunes have waned. What happened to the news? And what is EPIC?”Flash presentation, 8 minutes

August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web | Paul Ford
“It’s hard to believe Google – which is now the world’s largest single online marketplace – came on the scene only a little more than 8 years ago, back in the days when Amazon and Ebay reigned supreme. So how did Google become the world’s single largest marketplace?”

The Microsoft Memo | Gary Wolf
“DATE: 10.31.2008 TO: BILL FROM: LINUS RE: Will Steve kill WinX? […] After all our technical and strategic conflicts, I bet you never guessed we’d be at each other’s throats over a matter of pronunciation. But the fact is, when Steve goes to a marketing meeting, as he did yesterday, and pronounces our desktop system ‘Winux,’ he jeopardizes not only my personal reputation, but, more important, the very foundation of our business and software approach for the next decade. The desktop system is not ‘Winux,’ as in Linux. As he knows very well. WinX is pronounced like ‘winks.’ “

Jon Stewart for President | Paul Matthews
“September 25, 2008 – During the foreign-policy debate, Stewart scores points by calling the Governor on his campaign and its promises: ‘Arnie is selling you a dream that Survivor: Iraq is finally going to end with the cute guy as the winner. And you?re all lapping it up. This is politics, people, not a movie!'”Future part here is from the article’s sidebar, printed at the end

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