Random Note For WOTY #7

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Tue Dec 3 17:16:09 UTC 2013

I seem to recall reading about something like this a few years ago; they were calling it the "Taco Copter." Perhaps its time hadn't come.


...it was a hoax: http://eater.com/archives/2012/03/27/tragedies-the-tacocopter-was-just-a-hoax.php


 From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: Random Note For WOTY #7

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On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:
> Research this morning on #6, _drone deliver_, has revealed _delivery drone_
> which dates back to at least 2009.
> Cars will be pooled and not seen as a vital part of everyday life. Delivery
> drones will replace trucks. Beth Neil, "Your Home 2029," The Mirror (Nexis),
> April 27, 2009, p 10

And today's word from Paul McFedries' Wordspy site is "dronejacking,"
presumably an occupational hazard of delivery drones.



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