Date: 12-31-99 18:59
I just noticed your Y2K date fix for the postings. '100' for the year 2000 is a neat idea. Of course, this is only a temporary solution. Eventually, you're going to run into a Y2.9K problem Here's my prediction for 2900:
We'll still be using shuttles with goose feathers. The court dimensions will remain the same.
Everyone will want Yonex's latest racquet made of Miraculo, the wonder alloy that adds 2 km/hour to a top international player's smash and does nothing whatever for anyone else's game.
The IBF will still be debating whether to play best of five nine-point games for a match.
Video broadcasts will be so advanced that badminton fans in North America will be promised the Thomas and Uber cup broadcasts live "in a few years."
let me add to the list.
6. average american still plays badminton in their backyard and think countries who have badminton as their national sport laughable.
7. china becomes so developed there are no more space to raise geese and no more cheap labour to make them. the price of shuttle goes up to US$500 each (taking into account inflation of course)
8. besides 5/9 games, the IBF will still be experimenting with points in each rally.
9. startv becomes galaxy tv, and even though mars has badminton broadcast, the US still don't.
10. they realize the jumpsmash most efficient when executed in the moon.
11. and especially tough to do in mars and saturn (mars is bigger than earth, right?)
12. mars is so cold that they start producing speed 60 shuttles.
13. but then they realized that the air is not as dense there.
so basically, nothing changed on earth.
ps. about the y2k bug, it has to do with the perl script i am using for this bulletin board.
since it is so minor, i will instead spend my time working on the next, improved version of badminton central.