“Macromyopia is societyâ€™s tendency to overestimate the short term results of a technology and to underestimate its long term results…”
John Barlow, Author and Songwriter.
I’m looking at you, Second Life. Also, as a follow on from that, the comments in this post at Snarkmarket had some insightful phrases that I hadn’t heard before.
And while we’re on things I’ve heard today:
Finally, on a blog (I forget which) talking about Obama’s recent, apparently terribly disappointing decision to be a politician, someone quoted the apparently old adage which perfectly sums up the salesman mentality seemingly present in every walk of life in the UK at the moment:
“No one else can give you as much as I promise you.”
(Well, it’s new to me!)