There's a somewhat famous article written in ... oh I don't know when ... where people talk about what they think the future will look like. One thing they say is that people won't go shopping; goods will be delivered to their house through a network of pneumatic tubes. This ends up leading to jokes about how they got it right, only the series of tubes was the Internet but we still have trucks to deliver the goods.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Can you find a link to the original article, or an excerpt?
Update: Wow, somehow remembered the source: Ladies Home Journal.
Given how hard it is to predict what things will be like even ten years out, I'm pretty impressed by that set of predictions. They missed quite a few, but they really did surprisingly well.
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