Why Baby Boomers Buy and Enjoy eReaders

Screenwriter Tracey Jackson Loves Her Kindle Fire

Not too long ago, while traveling on the cross-town bus to a midday appointment, I took out my iPad to do a bit of reading. After several minutes I looked up to check how far we’d gone. But what caught my attention were the seven or eight people around me immersed in their e-readers. OK, maybe not … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs, The Passing of a Tech Legend

RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, Apple's visionary co-founder who led the technology giant from its humble beginnings in his father's garage to the lofty status as one of America's most valuable companies, passed away on Wednesday, October 5. Within hours, there were already thousands of tributes that described his … [Read more...]

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...]

The History of Snapshot Technology

History of Snapshot Photography Technology

Snapshots are everywhere - in family albums, scrapbooks, and even in forgotten corners of dresser drawers.  With the advent of affordable digital cameras and smart phones, we can now have a highly capable camera with us at all times, ready to record something of interest at any moment.  Yet it … [Read more...]

The Technology Monster

These ads were everywhere!

Sometimes, I just wish it would stop.  The “Technology Monster” won’t stop following me!  I recently visited Southeast Asia and found this monster everywhere. It didn’t matter if it was the high-living, modern, extra-ordinary city of Hong Kong or the severe poverty of Cambodia and Borneo! The … [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...]