[NTLK] Old Technologies

Lord Groundhog LordGroundhog at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 20:28:03 EST 2010

~~~ On 2010/02/20 00:58, Don Zahniser at dzahniser at rochester.rr.com wrote

> ...                                                        the
> RCA pavilion at the NY World's Fair.

I remember that!  My city was one that had its own day at the World's Fair,
which worked out to some discount coupons on admission and some other stuff.
We went to a load of the technology and science pavilions as well as
Louisiana (= New Orleans = Bourbon Street!) and had an all-round great time.
I wish I could find all my slides and other souvenirs now.  I do still have
a photo of me with Jerry Lucas (the Knicks) along with his autograph.  It
was a hopeful time:  all the science pavilions were full of all the great
things we could look forward to in the future.  I remember someone giving a
talk at something or other, and saying that all of us younger than 15 could
expect to see the end of cancer before we died.  But really, we'd have
needed a week to see everything we wanted to see.

Isn't it about time we had another World's Fair like that?   This time we
could feature the Newton, the computer of the future ...


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