Category Archives: Technology

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

Football Fans Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

To Tweet or Telegram?

  Who doesn’t want attention grabbing tweets that get noticed? This time of year my twitter feed like everyone’s is bloated with short bursts of holiday cheer, each compact tweet competing for our short attention span by trying to cleverly

Traveling Fun For Thanksgiving

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays that inevitably await the weary and wary

Traveling Fun For Thanksgiving

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays that inevitably await the weary and wary

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

vintage illustration midcentury family Xmas tree

Christmas or Chanukah- The True Festival of Lights

A Holiday Classic Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black

vintage illustration midcentury family Xmas tree

Christmas or Chanukah- The True Festival of Lights

A Holiday Classic Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black