Evolution of Technology – Rotary Dial Phone Nostalgia

Old Rotary Dial Telephone

This Evolution of Technology series article focuses on the rotary telephone or as our guest co-author Professor Weber likes to refer to our recent old telephone past - Reflections on Prehistoric Telecommunications. Professor Weber leads off: When boxing up possessions to remove from a room I’m … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Film Photography and Darkrooms

These old cameras are even before our time

AKA Bruce’s Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Four* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber After a hard-fought campaign, a re-count, and a “chad” review, film photography and darkrooms won the day and is the topic for our 4th … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Drive-In Movies

Drive-In Movie Theatre from the 40's

AKA Bruce’s Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Three* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber The Evolution of Technology series continues with the drive-in movie, which was a rite-of-passage for so many teens back in the … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Vinyl Records

davey jones of the monkees by bruce sallan

AKA Bruce's Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Two* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber The Evolution of Technology series continues with the record store and vinyl records, aka lps, records.  Going to the record store now … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – The Transistor Radio

My beloved Hitachi surrounded by some of my old 45s - recognize any?

AKA Bruce's Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part One* I so vividly remember my first portable radio.  It had such an exotic name for the day - a transistor radio!  For many of us, this changed our lives.  Portable music.  … [Read more...]

Typewriters to Texting

Hands Typing with Other Nostalgia in Background from the 60's and 70's

The wonder of effective communication hit me powerfully the other day.  I was sitting in the lodge at Mammoth Mountain, my ski resort in Southern California, early in the morning before the lifts had opened. My wife was eating breakfast, I was drinking coffee, and I wanted to check on a dear friend … [Read more...]