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"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
- Vernor Vinge

Desktop-TV  
  Video available worldwide, prepared by everyone.  

A pretty accurate prediction of YouTube, created in February 2005.

"I know what you're thinking. You're thinking it's just that kids today, they watch different shows, and I'm just some old fart who's out of it." He shook his head. "But that's not it. Well, no, actually I guess that is it, in a way - the first part, I mean. They do watch different shows. They all watch different shows. A thousand channels to choose from, from all over the damned world, plus all the desktop-TV shit being produced out of people's homes coming in over the net.
From Factoring Humanity, by Robert J. Sawyer.
Published by Orb in 1998
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