Heck Yeah, Old Technology!

Jul 21

A look inside Athens’ Ghost Airport

A slideshow of 34 photos inside and around the abandoned Hellenikon airport, taken on July 15th, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Hellenikon airport was built in 1938 and was Athens’ first and main airport serving over 12 million passengers a year. It closed in 2001 and has remained empty ever since.

A look inside Athens’ Ghost Airport

A slideshow of 34 photos inside and around the abandoned Hellenikon airport, taken on July 15th, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Hellenikon airport was built in 1938 and was Athens’ first and main airport serving over 12 million passengers a year. It closed in 2001 and has remained empty ever since.

Jul 20

This blog bids a fond farewell to James Garner (April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014), shown here hawking Polaroid cameras with Mariette Hartley between 1978 and 1982. The story goes that as the campaign went on, she (who is 14 years his junior) had taken to wearing a shirt that said “We are not married!”

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When I was young enough to be sent to bed before 9pm, after my mother dispatched me she’d tune into “The Rockford Files”. I joked earlier today that just like then, Jim Rockford’s calls will go straight to the machine.

This blog bids a fond farewell to James Garner (April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014), shown here hawking Polaroid cameras with Mariette Hartley between 1978 and 1982. The story goes that as the campaign went on, she (who is 14 years his junior) had taken to wearing a shirt that said “We are not married!”

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When I was young enough to be sent to bed before 9pm, after my mother dispatched me she’d tune into “The Rockford Files”. I joked earlier today that just like then, Jim Rockford’s calls will go straight to the machine.

etsyifyourenasty:

Budweiser Camera

Budwiser can 35mm camera on Etsy

etsyifyourenasty:

Budweiser Camera

Budwiser can 35mm camera on Etsy

I’m on the other side of the state today so will be silent until this evening. So here’s what you’re going to be looking at for the rest of the day. Year unknown but he started looking like someone’s grandpa before he even started kindergarten.

I’m on the other side of the state today so will be silent until this evening. So here’s what you’re going to be looking at for the rest of the day. Year unknown but he started looking like someone’s grandpa before he even started kindergarten.

Jul 19

This is what a Pee-Chee portfolio is supposed to look like (minus the sun-fading at the bottom). Not blue or orange or pink, not with new sporty art, this is what Pee-Chees are supposed to look like.

This is what a Pee-Chee portfolio is supposed to look like (minus the sun-fading at the bottom). Not blue or orange or pink, not with new sporty art, this is what Pee-Chees are supposed to look like.

Jul 18

Final item from that 1982 comic book to show you: Radio Shack wanted to sell more TRaSh-80’s help teachers be better in technologcal instruction, so they set up a training program that was free in any of their computer stores. I haven’t the foggiest notion where the nearest of the 260 Computer Centers was but obviously those didn’t last, and I know firsthand that in the early 1990s it was hard to find anything at a Radio Shack that was computer-related — internallly known as “25-series” products — beside floppy disks and IBM Aptiva machines.Final item from that 1982 comic book to show you: Radio Shack wanted to sell more TRaSh-80’s help teachers be better in technologcal instruction, so they set up a training program that was free in any of their computer stores. I haven’t the foggiest notion where the nearest of the 260 Computer Centers was but obviously those didn’t last, and I know firsthand that in the early 1990s it was hard to find anything at a Radio Shack that was computer-related — internallly known as “25-series” products — beside floppy disks and IBM Aptiva machines.

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nemfrog:

No. 5. Remington typewriter with carriage raised. 1894.

nemfrog:

No. 5. Remington typewriter with carriage raised. 1894.

(via a-halo-in-reverse)

Jul 17

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An old box of Mars Bars. (Candy happily not included.)

An old box of Mars Bars. (Candy happily not included.)