In the July 2000 edition of Harper’s Magazine, Dennis Cass wrote about Silicon Valley:
Let’s go Silicon Valley! Wherein the author stalks the flighty, green-backed webhead in his natural habitat
He wrote about “the kinds of things you’ve heard bores like Nicholas Negroponte drone on about in Wired magazine, like shoes that can send e–mail to other shoes”. I wrote this down at the time, because I remember thinking it was an interesting perspective from a non-technologist looking at what technologists were doing. And it was a funny example. Shoes that can send e-mail to other shoes!
Yesterday, through the miracle of Twitter, I noticed that this dystopia is almost upon us.
Smart Shoes You Can Control With Your Smartphone.
It’s only taken a couple of decades to get this point, but it’s something to celebrate. Even our shoes will be getting hacked from now on.