RE: Tech Writing & The Economy

Subject: RE: Tech Writing & The Economy
From: Nora von Gerichten <wlg -at- pacificcoast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 11:05:57 -0800

Let's not forget the prediction that by the turn of the century 1/3 of Europe and many African populations would be wiped out. The pick of the incline was reached about 1995 or 1997. We have hit the Black Plague numbers, but that is of less significance than percentages of population.

Dr. Sazuki, from here in Vancouver, is an honorary member of this group. His exposes on conditions has lead to his home being shot at, death threats, etc. This is a city that is not supposed to be armed.

Since my projects sometimes on technology global sustainability, it is easy to have the appearance of a gloomy future. I am actually a quite positive person, more solution oriented than doom and gloom.

I was responding to a posting that was over the top the other way. Balance in discourse is good. So is stirring up a hornets nest to get people thinking beyond their everyday comfort zone.


At 11:32 AM 2/21/02 -0500, you wrote:
Nora's gloomy future prediction prompts me to list a few technology-based
predictions of the past, made in all earnestness, that were invalidated by
technological progress. (I'm playing fast and loose with the time frames, but
the predictions are all true.)

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