Heck Yeah, Old Technology!

Sep 28

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Late 1970s Smith-Corona “Sterling” manual typewriter.

Late 1970s Smith-Corona “Sterling” manual typewriter.

"No. I do not want my portrait taken. I refuse." *snap*

No date but presumably early 1900s.

"No. I do not want my portrait taken. I refuse." *snap*

No date but presumably early 1900s.

Sep 27

"Thrifty single-portion treats mean less work for Mom" — yeah, about that?  

Instead of using one pan to cook one can of soup for everyone, she’s opening three cans and having to go through the heating procedure (same pan every ten minutes? several different pans?) three times.  This was 1962 so there was no microwaving more than one bowl at a time or heating up a single meal in two minutes.

"Thrifty single-portion treats mean less work for Mom" — yeah, about that?

Instead of using one pan to cook one can of soup for everyone, she’s opening three cans and having to go through the heating procedure (same pan every ten minutes? several different pans?) three times. This was 1962 so there was no microwaving more than one bowl at a time or heating up a single meal in two minutes.

but why?

but why?

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jagged-fragments:

Penelope Garcia, the early years before joining the FBI.

jagged-fragments:

Penelope Garcia, the early years before joining the FBI.

Postwar France, 1940s.

Postwar France, 1940s.

Sep 26

On the pro side, there is racial inclusion in this 1946 advertisement and everything looks fair. That wasn’t a common thing.

On the con side, there’s a reference to a ‘stereotypical’ song about black people (which was written by a white guy, FYI).

Baby steps?

On the pro side, there is racial inclusion in this 1946 advertisement and everything looks fair. That wasn’t a common thing.

On the con side, there’s a reference to a ‘stereotypical’ song about black people (which was written by a white guy, FYI).

Baby steps?

Which lead to people trying their unused batteries they kept in a cold place for 5 years after purchase and seeing, wait, they’re already dead, so there should have been a date. 1946

Which lead to people trying their unused batteries they kept in a cold place for 5 years after purchase and seeing, wait, they’re already dead, so there should have been a date. 1946