Some folks here might find this interesting:
An entire potpourri of ideas is listed from the past
decades of Computer Science and Computer Technology.
Widely acclaimed at their time, many have lost in
splendor and brilliance under today’s critical
scrutiny. We try to find reasons. Some of the ideas
are almost forgotten. But we believe that they are
worth recalling, not the least because one must try
to learn from the past, be it for the sake of progress,
intellectual stimulation, or fun.
http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch/~wirth/Articles/GoodIdeas_origFig.pdf "Good Ideas, Through the Looking Glass" Niklaus Wirth
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