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Esther Schindler
In 1999, I asked David Gerrold to write a "future of computing" prediction for the magazine where I was Technology Editor. Here's what he wrote.
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Josh Constine 28 Mar 18
Replying to @estherschindler
Whoa. Can this dude tell us how to fix the problems our phones caused?
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Replying to @JoshConstine
I think I'm going to ask him. We're still in touch.
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mvsyyz 28 Mar 18
beeper functions
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Replying to @mvsyyz @joshokane
SMS text messages.
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Replying to @David_Gerrold
And now that you know how good he is at predictions, you should make a point of buying 's books. Personally my favorite is _When Harlie Was One_ but you can start anywhere.
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Laurence Miall 28 Mar 18
Replying to @estherschindler
Can I ask what magazine it was? I haven't seen the answer in the thread.
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Replying to @LaurenceMiall
It was Sm@rt Reseller, a Ziff Davis magazine for computer resellers, system integrators, and consultants. I LOVED what we did, which extended far past that audience. Alas the wayback machine has very few issues, and ZD wiped the site many years ago.
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Still writing SF. :-)
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
We're working on it. :-)
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MasterWind7 28 Mar 18
Can I be updated about that? Thanks in advance.
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Gary McGraw 28 Mar 18
good conversation? was he as sexist as all of those other scifi weenies?
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Matthew Ashburn 28 Mar 18
Replying to @estherschindler
Amazing to read - and David Gerrold deserves residuals on this piece.. Clarity on exact intersection of technology with closing statement on - Connectivity + Destroying + Privacy * Sharing is caring for equitable systems - end game is obvious
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Esther Schindler 28 Mar 18
Replying to @matthew_ashburn
I would be happy if the magazine had survived. It was really great.
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Kevin Simpson 29 Mar 18
Alas, Magazines that accurately predict the future are seemingly bound to fail
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Woodrow asim Hill 29 Mar 18
Wow -- I remember that mag, used to read it whenever I got my hands on a copy!
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dallasintn 29 Mar 18
Wow! Why isn't this guy famous? Or maybe he is and I just don't know it..
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Esther Schindler 29 Mar 18
I'm trying to figure out HOW to update y'all.
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Esther Schindler 29 Mar 18
Replying to @dallasintn @benshapiro
He _is_ famous. He's won both Hugo and Nebula awards for his science fiction. He wrote the original Star Trek "A Trouble with Tribbles" episode. ...So now you have a lot of fun reading to catch up on!
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Esther Schindler 29 Mar 18
Wheeee! You make me happy. I loved working there. As wrote, best staff team _ever_.
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