Posted at 02:25h
in The Rest
by Pete Loughlin
Karl Meinke, professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm once said - "Computers allow us to shrink the world. Before we know it, we'll all be living in matchboxes". I paraphrase slightly. He won't remember that he said it. It was it circa 1975 when he was 13. I remember it was very funny at the time but remarkably, there's a ring of reality in what he said.
The world we occupy today is unthinkably different to the world that existed then and while we don't live in matchboxes in a literal sense, who would have thought that the shops we used to frequent would have shrunk to the size of a letter box?