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Monday
May072007

A Wonderful Day to Fly (1980)


The 1980 textbook Building Dreams contains a story called, "A Wonderful Day to Fly." With picturephones, weather control and jet packs, the kids of the 1980s had quite a future ahead of them.

Someday, you may look outside on a clear day. Then you may call a friend and say, "It's not going to rain today. It's really a wonderful day for flying. Let's go!"

See also:
Picturephone as the perpetual technology of the future
Jet Flying Belt is Devised to Carry Man for Miles (New York Times, 1968)

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Reader Comments (2)

Apparently kids of the future also speak like adults from the 1950s -- "It's a wonderful day for flying! Let's go!" indeed...

May 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWutzke

More persistent themes of the paleo-future are that everyone would wear those snazzy Buck Rogers jumpsuits and other form-fitting clothing and live in Jetsons houses high above the ground.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

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