A few years ago, Arnold Kling wrote an article for Tech Central Station (discussed here) on Red Sox technologies—technologies that always had fans saying “Wait 'til next year!” He mentioned:
- Speech Recognition
- Video Conferencing
- Social Networking Software
- Virtual Classrooms
Since then, two of the technologies (e-books and and social networking software) have come into common use. By odd coincidence, the Red Sox have also won two World Series since then.
But wait, there's more. Facebook was started in 2004, a year with a Red Sox World Series victory. The Amazon Kindle was released in 2007, a year with a Red Sox World Series victory. Hmmm…