You Will - You Do

This series of AT&T ads from the 1990s bubbled up recently and sparked up Cory Doctorow's disdain for AT&T over Net Neutrality.  Which is fine, if a bit misplaced; I think the Russian takeover of US democracy, such as it ever was, is way closer to the root cause of these woes than one used-to-be-influential corporation.

And the 1990's visualization of things ridiculously similar to those we do now... that deserves some props.  Did you spot, Netflix? Skype? HomeKit - run off a connected tablet?  Which of the marketing mockups in these ads falls more than 2° off course for what you can hold in your hand today?

via BoingBoing

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F