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I enjoy a good time travel yarn. Two of the most enjoyable temporal tales of recent years have been Rian Johnson’s film Looper and William Gibson’s book The Peripheral.

Mind you, the internal time travel rules of Looper are all over the place, whereas The Peripheral is wonderfully consistent.

Both share an interesting commonality in their settings. They are set in the future and …the future: two different time periods but neither of them are the present. Both works also share the premise that the more technologically advanced future would inevitably exploit the time period further down the light cone.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

6 years ago I wrote Browsiness

It’s a wide, wide web.

8 years ago I wrote Responsive questions

Responding to responsiveness, as prompted by MacUser UK magazine.

9 years ago I wrote Clarification

A follow-up on responsive web design.

9 years ago I wrote Context

Clarifying the problem space of responsive web design.

13 years ago I wrote Reckoning

Shock and anger.

14 years ago I wrote Simple Storage Service

Amazon’s newest web service has no face, but I think it’s got legs.

17 years ago I wrote iPays my money, iTakes my choice

I’m upgrading my iBook.

18 years ago I wrote J.E.R.E.M.Y.

Journeying Electronic Replicant Engineered for Mathematics and Yardwork

18 years ago I wrote FilmWise

I’ve just spent hours trying to figure out what films these invisible people are in.

18 years ago I wrote Paying lip-service to usability

Here’s an article about usability in The Guardian.