“On what principle is it that, when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1830 in Edinburgh Review.”—Prophets of Doom
“For example, imagine a man we’ll call Sam, who was born in 1900 and died in 1974. Sam entered a world of iceboxes, horse-drawn buggies and, commonly, outhouses. He died in a world of air-conditioning, Chevy Camaros and Moon landings.”—The Experience Economy - NYTimes.com