Sad commentary of the week

Possibly the year.

Adam Gurri’s Stories of Progress and Stagnation, which you should read even if it takes you all day, contains this wonderfully rueful sentence:

At Founder’s Fund, the venture capital firm at which [Peter] Thiel is a partner, they have a saying: “we wanted flying cars, and instead we got 140 characters.”

Feel free to tweet this.


  1. fillyjonk »

    25 July 2012 · 4:32 pm

    I, for one, am glad we never got flying cars. Can you imagine the damage caused by people texting and flying?

  2. KingShamus »

    25 July 2012 · 4:54 pm

    Can we get tweets that take flight at least?

  3. John Salmon »

    27 July 2012 · 11:32 am

    I keep thinking I’m on facebook, and am ready to hit the “like” button!

    Sad but true commentary, indeed.

  4. CGHill »

    27 July 2012 · 11:35 am

    I hate to tell you this, but there’s an actual Like button, farther up the page.

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