Posts Tagged: technology

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

vintage illustation future cars

Predictions for 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 hold.

vintage illustation future cars

Predictions for 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 hold.

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

illustration telephone switchboard operator

Siri-The Voice With a Smile?

Siri Speaks! Exactly two years after Siri made her auspicious debut on October 4, 2011,  the mystery woman’s identity can now be revealed. Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant never quite took off in popularity the way Apple envisioned her, but

illustration telephone switchboard operator

Siri-The Voice With a Smile?

Siri Speaks! Exactly two years after Siri made her auspicious debut on October 4, 2011,  the mystery woman’s identity can now be revealed. Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant never quite took off in popularity the way Apple envisioned her, but

vintage illustration train phones

Mobile Phone Milestone

Constant cell phone chatter has become a chief complaint among train commuters. Hoping for some peace and quiet on their commute, some trains have even set up designated “quiet cars” banning cell phone conversation. Oh, how times have changed. To

vintage illustration train phones

Mobile Phone Milestone

Constant cell phone chatter has become a chief complaint among train commuters. Hoping for some peace and quiet on their commute, some trains have even set up designated “quiet cars” banning cell phone conversation. Oh, how times have changed. To

vintage tech suburbs 1950s

Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.

vintage tech suburbs 1950s

Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.