Posts Tagged: technology

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to 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. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to 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. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

vintage illustration 1933 Man vs Machine

Man and Machines

Are machines after your job? A struggling middle class grappling with unemployment, frets over headlines warning “How Technology is Destroying Jobs!” Sounds familiar, but the warning is from 1933. Looking to place the blame of the economic woes of the

vintage illustration 1933 Man vs Machine

Man and Machines

Are machines after your job? A struggling middle class grappling with unemployment, frets over headlines warning “How Technology is Destroying Jobs!” Sounds familiar, but the warning is from 1933. Looking to place the blame of the economic woes of the

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

vintage illustration car phone 1040s

Your Doctor is Just a Phone Call Away

A Thing of the Past Today when it is unthinkable to go anywhere without your smartphone in hand, it’s hard to imagine the excitement and wonderment  generated by this post war ad that hinted at  the future possibility of a

vintage illustration car phone 1040s

Your Doctor is Just a Phone Call Away

A Thing of the Past Today when it is unthinkable to go anywhere without your smartphone in hand, it’s hard to imagine the excitement and wonderment  generated by this post war ad that hinted at  the future possibility of a

illustration Robot looking for love

Robot Romance

Do Robots Fall in love The question of whether robots can fall in love has been raised once again by Spiked by  Jonz’s movie “Her” where the lead character falls in love with an operating system named Samantha. But the

illustration Robot looking for love

Robot Romance

Do Robots Fall in love The question of whether robots can fall in love has been raised once again by Spiked by  Jonz’s movie “Her” where the lead character falls in love with an operating system named Samantha. But the

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war