"Acceleration Is Accelerating"

My old friend Douglas Coupland has adapted his Predictions for the Next Decade for the NPR audience:

In the future, we'll try to live near a subway entrance. In a world of crazy-expensive oil, it's the only real estate that's going to hold its value, if not increase.

In the same way, you can never go backward to a slower computer. You can never go backward to a lessened state of connectedness. Enjoy lettuce while you still can, anything else that arrives in your life from a truck, for that matter. For vegetables, get used to whatever it was they served in railway hotels back in the 1890s: jams, preserves, pickled everything.