Retrofuture is the missing link that could have appeared with that jetson post about futuristic visions and public imagination.
Doubt was not option in Futurama. "The World of Tomorrow" promised only better days ahead. Futurama followed this script to perfection. Visitors were promised that "abundant sunshine, fresh air, fine green parkways" would blend together seamlessly with dazzling skyscrapers and seven-lane highways
It is one of the many wonderful links in one of bluejoh's specials that boynton plans to explore over the next two weeks. With Joh you know every link will be worth a look.
and this train-spotting simulator could have slotted in nicely with transport nostalgics (via bifurcated rivets)
"The spiritual value of a vacuum cleaner may not be terribly high, but it might do the trick until we have an American Ghandi"
from Ramond Loewy Design for a Consumer Culture virtual exhibition. (via Mr Zellar)
"I think if I get into the habit of writing a bit about what happens, or rather doesn't happen, I may lose a little of the sense of loneliness and desolation which abides in me."
- Alice James
One of the many quotes on writing over a series of posts at Whiskey River
Comments: misc links
Nice to see the blue back!
Posted by joh at June 20, 2003 06:05 AM
Drats. As I was writing this comment I heard a train go past.
Posted by Tony.T at June 20, 2003 10:57 AM
Thanks Joh - the blue feels better. I think it was waiting in quarrantine while I was unpacking.
and Tony, what train was that? (I hope you know both the common and the Latin names for those creatures by now)
Posted by boynton at June 20, 2003 01:57 PM
The 3:15 to Paddington's not a creature. Unless you count giant mechanical snakes.
Posted by Tony.T at June 20, 2003 06:36 PM
but what about the 5.07 "eppingexspectatio" or the 5.35 "Lalorlentulus" of the genus Connex?
Posted by boynton at June 21, 2003 01:13 AM