...it's just that the Now seemed so much more...entertaining and futuristic, I guess, than 2010 does. (Even granting John Scalzi's Mark Twain-esque observations about modern computers).
For example, this news article, from the Straits Times of Singapore, 23 July, 1928:
Yes, yes, new Apple trackpad and possible cures for Bubble Boy syndrome are all very nice. But...talking robots at the War Department! Tell me something inside you doesn't thrill at the thought of that.