Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Sod the hoverboard, where's my broadband?

By Mary Lennighan and Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 23 October 15

Back to the Future promised us a 2015 with flying cars and self-tying shoes, but better network connectivity is a more pressing concern.

"Where's my hoverboard?!" was the collective cry that went up this week on Wednesday 21 October 2015, the date travelled to from 1985 by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. What has become referred to as 'Back to the Future Day' was, somewhat ironically, steeped in nostalgia for one of Hollywood's best-loved film franchises, and the predictions it made in the late 80s about what life would be like in the not-too-distant future. Anyone who has seen the movie will remember the flying cars and the hoverboards .Incidentally, one scene also sees the arrest of one of the film's main antagonists, Griff, reported on by a robot journalist, which fortunately do not exist yet either (gulp!)…

"Where's my hoverboard?!" was the collective cry that went up this week on Wednesday 21 October 2015, the date travelled to from 1985 by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. What has become referred to as 'Back to the Future Day' was, somewhat ironically, steeped in nostalgia for one of Hollywood's best-loved film franchises, and the predictions it made in the late 80s about what life would be like in the not-too-distant future. Anyone who has seen the movie will remember the flying cars and the hoverboards .Incidentally, one scene also sees the arrest of one of the film's main antagonists, Griff, reported on by a robot journalist, which fortunately do not exist yet either (gulp!)…

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