“You Will”

Fascinating discussion over at Prof Farber’s Interesting People list:  How accurate were those AT&T "You Will" ads  back in 1993?

Here’s what I can spot in these adverts:

On Line Books
Onboard Navigation Systems
Tablet PCs
Mobile Wireless Computing 
EZ Pass/Automated Tolls
Movie Ticket ATM purchases
Video Conferencing
Voice Recognition
Health Cards/Chip Implants
Video on Demand
On Line Education
Video Phones

The only thing the ads seemed to have really gotten wrong was that AT&T was NOT the company that brought it to us –instead, it was Apple, Cisco, Garmin, Microsoft, and others.

But AT&T? Not so much . . .


Category: Technology

Late August Linkfest: Week-in-Review

Category: Financial Press

Are we in Recovery Mode?

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Lindsey visits the Googleplex

I found this terribly amusing . . .


Who knew Lindsey did comedy?

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Video, Web/Tech

Agriculture Break Out Relative to Energy, Commodity Index

Category: Commodities, Energy, Technical Analysis

CDO Insiders: “We Knew We Were Buying Time Bombs”

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Hedge Funds, Real Estate

Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (8/23/07)

Category: Financial Press

How Low Will Housing Go?

Category: Economy, Psychology, Real Estate

“Dear Investor” — Quant Letters to Clients

Category: Hedge Funds, Psychology, Quantitative, Trading

Voice Recognition Software ?

Category: Web/Tech