Dubious Assertions

by LoLC in , , , , , , , , , , ,

It's kind of adorable how desperately the 1997 World Almanac wanted to be relevant.

("Up-to-the-Minute-the-book-was-sent-to-press-which-was-months-before-hitting-the-shelves" Information)

How naïvely it expounded on the very innovation that would spell its demise!

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And how it presented the term "Netizen" with a straight face!

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But the world was a different place then. 

One where 1-800-FLOWERS led the charge in online shopping...

...and the environment had yet to be burdened with anything pesky like "air" or "birds."

Ah yes, simpler times.

And another win for books.