Mon, 11 January 2016
Have you ever tried to have a discussion about a single topic with a friend and he keeps interrupting the flow of the conversation with movie quotes, song lyrics, or side-bars about odd words or names? Did you find it frustrating? Were you wondering if this only happens to you? You’re not alone. All the evidence you need is wrapped up in 77 silly minutes of this week’s technology-centric TechnoRetro Dads. JediShua and shazbazzar prove their attention span stinks nearly as much as sulfur (soon-to-be known to all mankind as shazbazzarium) as their deficiency is paraded with pride for all the world to hear in this podcast filled with problematic prognostications and spurious speculations.
But that’s not all! Their disorderly conduct continues throughout the NEWS about Star Wars in concert, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in-universe books from the wide world of Ghostbusters, and newly discovered invented elements synthesized by chemists dedicated to completing each and every level of the Periodic Table of Elements.
PLUS: shazbazzar unearths an eleventy-five year-old article by civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. published in the December 1900 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. The imaginative mind of yesteryear proves to be rather accurate in his predictions of the technology that would be familiar over the next century. From wireless telephone networks spanning the globe to pre-packaged cooked meals delivered to the (evidently kitchenless) homes of our century, the pre-tech visionary had a firm grasp on the direction technology would take in the post-industrial age.
The questions that will plague EarBuds’ after tuning in this week are not limited to:
So listen in and listen again to this technically silly technological episode of TechnoRetro Dads and make your Monday a fun day.