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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Dec 31, 2019 at 06:51 PM

 

2020 is a year beyond many of my childhood’s science fiction time settings (Blade Runner, for example, was set in 2019) yet here we are at its doorstep. We have talking (and listening) computers, hand held communicators, a global network through which we may be slowly morphing into the Borg, answers (plenty and often conflicting) to just about every question we can ask, planet-scale human influence, and tools to monitor and change our brainwaves at the flick of a switch.

But as things keep getting bigger, faster, more sophisticated and “better”, I find myself doubtful of the solutions proposed, and nostalgic of a more human scale: modest and old-fashioned (or less old-fashioned) families, lively neighbourhoods, voluntary societies and cells of civil conversation on topics of common interest—of which this here forum is my favourite one.

I would like to extend my thanks, appreciation, respect and best wishes to the contributors of this forum, with a special mention to Chris Murtland for hosting and supporting it for 13+ years. This incarnation has lasted much longer than much of the tools discussed here, and long enough for some of its original members to have maybe departed to other dimensions, or simply moved on—my searches sometimes bring up posts by long gone regular contributors that still sound fresh today.

All the best for 2020 and beyond whether CRIMPing or not :)

 


Posted by Andy Brice
Dec 31, 2019 at 09:37 PM

 

Happy New Year!

 


Posted by Donovan
Jan 1, 2020 at 07:31 AM

 

Alexander, I could have written that myself. I feel like too much has happened too fast in how we do almost everything. The internet opened doors, to be sure; we just didn’t realize in real-time how _many_ doors were being opened. That also included the end of many other things we all took as part of everyday life that now bring us a wave of nostalgic. I feel it intently and remembered that the root of nostalgia is — change. We’ve had so much, so fast. Here we are, 2020.
Happy New Year!

 


Posted by Hugh
Jan 1, 2020 at 10:54 AM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
2020 is a year beyond many of my childhood’s science fiction time
>settings (Blade Runner, for example, was set in 2019) yet here we are at
>its doorstep. We have talking (and listening) computers, hand held
>communicators, a global network through which we may be slowly morphing
>into the Borg, answers (plenty and often conflicting) to just about
>every question we can ask, planet-scale human influence, and tools to
>monitor and change our brainwaves at the flick of a switch.
> >But as things keep getting bigger, faster, more sophisticated and
>“better”, I find myself doubtful of the solutions proposed, and
>nostalgic of a more human scale: modest and old-fashioned (or less
>old-fashioned) families, lively neighbourhoods, voluntary societies and
>cells of civil conversation on topics of common interest—of which this
>here forum is my favourite one.
> >I would like to extend my thanks, appreciation, respect and best wishes
>to the contributors of this forum, with a special mention to Chris
>Murtland for hosting and supporting it for 13+ years. This incarnation
>has lasted much longer than much of the tools discussed here, and long
>enough for some of its original members to have maybe departed to other
>dimensions, or simply moved on—my searches sometimes bring up posts by
>long gone regular contributors that still sound fresh today.
> >All the best for 2020 and beyond whether CRIMPing or not :)

A couple of days ago, I was thinking along similar lines to you, Alexander, especially in regard to Chris Murtland. But you have put my thoughts into words much more effectively than I would have achieved. Best wishes for 2020 and the following Twenties to you and everyone else on this forum.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 1, 2020 at 12:09 PM

 

A very peaceful and rewarding New Year to everyone here (and everywhere).

I agree wholeheartedly with the kudos for Chris—without him, there is no OutlinerSoftware community. 

 


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