In 1988 Apple created a mockup of what they thought the future Man-Machine interface would be. They called it the Knowledge Navigator.
Watch the video below to see how accurate they were. Just a little more ways to go and their predictions will be 100% true.
The identified Computing Needs at that time (1988) were
Apple's Knowledge Navigator - Enjoy!
What does a Football Team in Wales and a History Professor in Germany have in Common?
Tim is an amazing individual, loving sport from a young age, growing up in Wales, UK. Leeds United was THE discussion in his town and country and working with another individual he wrote 2 books on the history of 2 great footballers. Gary Sprake and Alan Curtis are the famous athletes of this generation that are highlighted in his two books.
Listen in to this enjoyable podcast below to learn how Tim and his co-author, Stuart Sprake, wrote 2 books on famous footballers of the 1970's.
Be sure to put your 'Welsh" ears on.
Tim's two books are available in various formats on Amazon
Curt: The Alan Curtiss Story
Careless Hands: The Forgotten Truth of Gary Sprake
Leeds United Badge when Gary Sprake played (1971)
Link to all of Leeds United's badges
During Alan Curtis's football career, Leeds United had changed their Badge from a Smiley Face to this 45° rotated version. (1976)
Listen to Tim Johnson Interview/Podcast Below:
Take a closer look at the cities and locations mentioned in the podcast
"A historian has said that Henry Ford freed common people from the limitations of their geography. The automobile created mobility on a scale never known before, and the total effect on living habits and social customs is endless." History of the Automobile
It's something that has been sneaking up for a long time: my admission that times have changed.
I know that sounds rather trite; however, I realized how much I really enjoyed the era of the automobile, it's part in my life, the freedom and power it gave to my life.
Join me on this podcast as I bid farewell to my nostalgic nemesis and move on.
(At least I hope so...)
Route 66, and the spirit of adventure, is being remembered all over the world!
From Left to Right - Clock for Sale in Bad Godesburg, Germany; Sign hanging on a concrete wall in Hong Kong; photo of sign through a rainy pub window, Dingle, Kerry County, Ireland
Stopping in Pontiac, Illinois is a good idea. Just off the freeway (that is largely following the older Route 66) you MUST visit the Route 66 Museum.
Great memorabilia of the Route 66 history, knowledgeable docents, superb experience. I've only been there twice, surely another visit or two will be necessary.
If you happen to be driving in upper state New York, drop by the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY. Fabulous exhibit of the history of automobiles by showing you examples of cars you probably have never heard of. Docents are enthusiastic and filled with Automotive History.
Some facts that are referenced in the podcast and their links for your further pondering.
If you want to view the notes for this podcast, download the SundayDrivePodcast.PDF file below.
Having received a postcard yesterday and enjoying that my friends are having a wonderful vacation in Italy, I realized that the rain I am experiencing each day is not allowed to appear in postcards. Of course that led to the conclusion that no agony or suffering or bad weather condition is shown in postcards. There is some kind of unwritten code that prevents a store owner from displaying objectionable or non-beautiful scenes in his window or on a display rack.
So do we ever see life as it really is: A balance of the grey, dark skies with the cold and wet shivers contrasted against the pleasant relaxing warm sun on our skin, safe and relaxed? Postcards are a prisoner of their creators.
The "Postcard's Pledge of Allegiance"
I am the photographer, equipment in hand, waiting for the perfect sunset.
(I only need to get close to the perfect capture of light - my photo software can fix anything.)
I am the publisher, gloomy sales are not what I appreciate. More color, more depth, more creativity in presentation - that's what I want.
I am the retailer, all happy with smiles for my endless stream of tourists, each spinning the display rack looking for that special picture moment which they have not experienced.
I am the rack who faithfully holds the postcards, gazing dizzily from within, peering from between the cards, adoring the accents of all the languages, playing 'guess the next favorite card' chosen, bearing with sorrow the unchosen.
I am the traveler who wishes to capture a memory of the places I've been, to see and hold a memory captured in a season, to believe that I have been there when the postcard arrives.
I am the postal carrier who for a brief moment glances at the blue, orange, green, white, brown, warm, embracing, welcoming tones and says, "Someday..."
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