Long-distance shopping will fail

Time Magazine : Editor
Although remote shopping may be possible, Time Magazine wrote in 1966 that it would fail because "women like to get out of the house, like to handle the merchandise, like to be able to change their minds." In 2011, Time Magazine admits: "In fact, online shopping seems to be trending upward, with approximately $38 billion in U.S. retail sales reported in the first quarter of 2011 alone — up 12% from the previous year. We admit, we were wrong."

Time Magazine, The Futurists [essay]