What jobs of the future looked like in 1988 https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/these-were-the-jobs-of-the-future-according-to-experts-1830846178
1) The 1988 article sourced is behind a paywall. 🙄
2) The header image predates the 1988 article by 20 years.
3) In 1988 no one really believed in the future because mutually assured nuclear annihilation was all the rage.
Really interesting review/essay from Maria Popova on waiting, starring Jason Farman's book Delayed Response
Calling this newly discovered dwarf planet "Farout" puts it right at home in the dorky Golden Age of science fiction. https://carnegiescience.edu/news/discovered-most-distant-solar-system-object-ever-observed
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On the up side, government shutdowns happen rarely enough that we still need explainers for what that means.
On the down side they happen often enough that those explainers are just reprints from the last dozen times.
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Ohio congressman wants to pay for a border wall by issuing a new cryptocurrency. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/ohio-congressman-we-can-fund-border-wall-with-wallcoin/
I expect the world to be weirder than I can imagine. And yet I'm still surprised by smuggling finches for the purpose of high stakes underground singing contests. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/nyregion/finches-smuggled-airport.html
Goofy factoid of the day: On the Dutch version of Sesame street, the Yip Yip aliens are named Sjoerd and Hendrik Marsman.
Yes, of course they are. All of them.
This video was made to show what a script supervisor does, but most of it applies to fiction writing as well. Maintaining the continuity and flow of action is a basic task of writers and editors. Sloppy continuity can throw a reader out of the scene as much as a film viewer. https://youtube.com/watch?v=NAvn7CNpdB8
Trouble with words. Writing Science/Fiction & Technology. Pragmatic optimism.
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