Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today in 1995
Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we've got an ""In and Out"" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives ) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting trends in media, technology and, I guess, Mexican food in the mid-1990s.
Steve Jobswas in, and Bill Gateswas out.
- Hotwired was in, and Wired magazine was out.
- NBC was in, and Fox was out.
Virtual realitywas in, and reality was out.
And somewhat strangely,
After their late-90s spanking in the courts, this suggestion that the tobacco industry might prevail looks even more misguided than Woodstock '99.
Phot Carousel of Progress in Walt Disney World circa 2006 by Matt Novak