We didn’t like the future in the past, either.

The late Howard Strauss, former manager of academic outreach at Princeton, collected and reported on faculty comments regarding the introduction of electricity at the university in the early 20th century. (Spelling uncorrected by Strauss or your humble blogger.) Electricity is just a fad, just as silly as the Wright brothers flying, it wont survive We … Read more

The Apple Watch Watch

My grandson asked if I was planning to buy an Apple Watch. “No.” “That’s funny,” he replied. “I figured that you’d be one of the first people to get one.” At which point, I asserted Grandfather’s Privilege and launched into a rambling explication of watches, form factors, and other thoughts too loose to join together. … Read more