As often happens, I was looking up information about something completely unrelated when I ran across this gallery of classic computer ads on BoingBoing. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I’m old enough and was a geek from early enough in my life that I recognize an awful lot of them, but this one in particular caught my eye:
I believe I’ve raved about CompuServe here in the past; I was a heavy user and ran a support forum for the products of one of my employers back in the 1990s. I didn’t actually cancel my account for good until 2001 or so, long after the point where the service had faded into irrelevance. I think whoever owns the name has kept it alive as branding for something or other, but for all intents and purposes it’s joined the dinosaurs in extinction.
Still, they certainly did get this prediction right. 🙂