Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Unfulfilled Prophecies I enjoyed your article "CHI at the Movies and on TV" ("Fast Forward," May-June 2006). I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who has this interest. I hold a particular fascination for failed predictions. One of my favorites regarding HCI occurred in Fritz Lang's silent movie Metropolis in which workers watched gauges and then used great physical force to adjust levers to compensate for whatever the gauges measured. I wondered why the levers weren't easier to operate and why there weren't machines to manage what happens when the gauges indicated something needed to be done.…
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