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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Spooky Jetsons Vision of the Future

Whilw watching Jetsons last night on Boomerang video on demand, I was astounded to hear Mr. Spacely invoke "Google finance" in his enticement to a group he was interested in doing an M&A with. This episode was from 1985, and Google was 11 years away. Syntactically, it's not like he was using the number, more like he was throwing around Wired-magazine-style business speak. Spooky! Be ready it happens quickly:

Later in that same episode. we saw this, which had (I hope you'll notice as you watch) that unmistakable Je ne sais quoi, or lagniappe or visual umami that only John K. can provide.
We were sure it was him, but it seemed too early ('85). See what you think:

Sure enough, he appears to have worked as a Layout Supervisor, but for all intents and purposes, it looks like he directed it. I'd love to know what he exactly did to influence this end product while Layout Supervisor (maybe they have that much influence, I don't know) so as to put his indelible mark on this work.