Amusingly, the seniority system did end in Congress, the District of Columbia did get home rule, and commercial TV came of age and passed its sell-by date.
Interesting to see this on the same day as the doctorow article. Corey says we become immune to persuasion tactics. The Atlantic says otherwise. And Vice says "next stop: Mars!"
Geez, "Next stop Mars" is still going strong all these years later.
My favorite: "Insolence of the young: shame of a nation."
It seems like Vice took huge swaths of this as a guide, sadly inverted. Nothing for us here to worry about though!
Next stop, Mars.
Throw in a couple more modern cliches—something about driverless cars and the trolley problem, say—and Manning’s list could just as well be used today.
Ouch... ok that got personal in a hurry.
reminds me of News of the Weird's list of story types it would no longer accept because they happen often enough to not qualify as weird ... cat ends up 300 miles from home, super slow high-speed chase, couple having sex on co-workers desk after hours...
And if I could add a meta type of story I wish reporters would stop writing, it would be "The Death of X", when X is not a living being; e.g. The Death of [some Technology]. Most technologies never die. They just fade asymptotically. And all the premature announcements of death, while they're great for clicks, are less great for giving readers information...