Amazing prediction

In the print edition of the NYT that came to me yesterday, in David Brooks’s op-ed piece “When Cultures Shift”, about postwar America:

Magazines ran articles on the wonderful lifestyle changes that were going to make lives easier — ultraviolent lights that would sterilize dishes in place of dishwashing.

An astonishing prediction — kill those bacteria by brute force!

Ok, it’s an error, which I’d label a typo if it seemed likely to have been induced by a slip on the part of the writer or an editor. But I suspect the involvement of technology.

Of course, it was immediately corrected to ultraviolet on the paper’s website.

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