Jul 12

2027!!! And still full of cats!Click for full image

Wes’ Art Direction:

Editor – “Look I’ve gotta hang up. The cover just needs to have the authors’ names, then ‘The Web’ in a subtle font and 2027 undern-”
Graphic Designer – “What? Sorry, your signal’s breaking up again I can’t..”
Editor – “I said put THE! WEB!! and TWENTY-TWENTY-SEVEN on it!!!… ah crap i dropped my cigar, now my chair’s ON FIRE!!”

Published 1999

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.20 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Web 2027”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I suppose “The Net” was taken? And “The Information Superhighway” wouldn’t fit on the cover?

  2. Phil Says:

    I never got to this one: reading the first two thousand and twenty-six volumes of this series was more than enough for me.

  3. Frank Says:

    I can see this book…on the “business” shelves.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    In 2027, the World Wide Web will be powered by a glowing circuit board encased in a ball of fire blasting out names of mid-list sci-fi authors. Awesome!

  5. fred Says:

    How come only the B’s are alphabetized?

  6. Yoss Says:

    “How come only the B’s are alphabetized?”

    If I had to guess, Maggie Furey’s name is positioned there so it will be in larger letters and give greater prominence to the only featured female author.

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    You think this is bad? You should’ve seen the art for the ‘Gopher 2017’ volume I edited about a decade ago.

  8. Smith Says:

    Spiderman’s appointment diary was minute accurate.

  9. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is this a text book, kind of like “Internetting for Dummies v.2027”?

  10. Simon Says:

    One of mine I’m afraid. Not offering excuses.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    Man, the new version of Internet Explorer is hot. LITERALLY! (rim shot)

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “THE WEB: 2027 takes you into the future of the Internet, where anything is possible! Experience download times of mere seconds! See infinite numbers of videos of cats doing cute things! Flame wars fought with real flamethrowers! All this and more in the distant future of 2027…”

  13. Anna T. Says:

    I wonder if this qualifies for the “gibberish title” tag? Because it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did anyone in this book predict Presidental Twitter feeds?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Hopefully by 2027, we won’t have those.

    At least not the ranty covfefe sort.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    ON THE WEB IN 2027…

    – …fanatics will murder you for not clicking Likes of their cat pictures.

    – …the Trump family will sell bitcoin schemes… and national parks.

    – …Russian Internet trolls will spread the conspiracy theory that the Earth is banana-shaped. Their believers will number in the millions.

    – …it will be possible to order cloned organs from Amazon, delivered by drones. The transplant surgery will be performed by robots – who in a shocking twist turn out to be indentured human Amazon employees, dressed up as machines.

    – …Mark Zuckerberg’s Web presence will be replaced with a computer simulation, and people will compliment him for how “warm” and “human” he’s become.

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