Submitter: Any book that attempts to predict the future as seen from my high school years is at best laughable, at worst a bit suspect. If this one still circulated – if nothing but so the kids could laugh at people’s guesses on future technology – I’d keep it, but it hasn’t left the library in twelve years. It’s time for this one to go.
Holly: This was published in 1998? Some of the things pictured (below) seem like they existed in 1998. The flip-style cell phone, for example. I think I had one of those in 1998, or very shortly after. Also, some of the examples in the book are written in present tense, like the disc and mini cassette in the first picture below. If you’re talking about the present, it’s not the future! Regardless, much of what’s in this book are now in the past.