Web Design - The First 100 Years

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747 required over 75,000 technical drawings. All of them were done by hand.

2009 787 is similar to 1957 707. It's actually slower.

What happened to the future?

The technology was pointing in one direction, the future was clear and inevitable. And then it never happened. Why?

But we're running into physical and economic barriers that aren't worth crossing. We're starting to see that putting everything online has real and troubling social costs.

exponential growth: it lets you get to large numbers very quickly. And it always runs into physical barriers.