Thursday, 5 July 2012

At the crossroads


Changes to this blog.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Vintage atomics


The Unwanted Blog features this cutaway of a nuclear rocket engine from 1962

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Dough boys on the Moon


An now, the US Army's 1959 design for a lunar lander.

It may not have gone to the Moon, but it did look more rockety than the LEM.

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Future of Food


Popular Science trolls its archives to look at the future of food.  Some of the items are interesting, such a the one illustrated here that talks about converting gases directly into food, others are embarassing, as in howlers like this:
Fruits and vegetables were bleached (sic) in boiling water to help retain their color.
I think he meant "blanched".

Then there's the opening bit about urban farming that both in the modern and archived bit forgets that it wasn't that long ago that livestock was raised in the city, which is why the only ones who do so today are hobbyists.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Groovy computers


Retrospace has a stunning retrospective on mainframe computers in the days when computers were practically architecture instead of things you tuck in your pocket.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The jobs of 2012


Paleofuture looks at the jobs of 2012 as seen from 1982.

Please don't mention the "peace analysts:, though.  The same people who thought "diversity managers" were a good idea might be listening.