Category Archives: History

Familiarity Breeds . . . Boredom!

This morning, about 7am, I was on the Internet, watching the many people on the Ocean City boardwalk, and noticing how everyone there was exercising: cycling, running, jogging, or just walking briskly, even those clearly unused to exercise. My view … Continue reading

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The Computer Bus

Even my earliest home computers had an internal bus, so-called because it operated like an actual bus.  The computer would continually loop between all of the input devices (keyboard, mouse, microphone, DVD, and such), stopping at each one and executing … Continue reading

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The Dawn Of Modern Philosophy

“What Makes You So Sure?” by Adam Kirsch. The New Yorker, 9/5/2016 (a book review of The Dream Of Enlightenment by Anthony Gottlieb). (This has been sitting in my backup pile for quite a while.  I thought no one would … Continue reading

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Grampop’s East Lansdowne House

(“Grampop” was exactly what we always called him.  Not “Grandpop,” not “Granddad,” not the Japanese  “O-Tosan.” When we are children, we apply childish names to the adults around us, and we continue to use those names even after we become … Continue reading

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One Photo

One photo stands out in my mind over all of the others I have ever seen. It is of World War II, in the streets, as I remember, somewhere in the Ukraine. It shows a young woman, in her early … Continue reading

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The Value of Photos

  In my collection of heirloom family photos, the big change came in 1925 when home photography became available. I still have a bellows Kodak camera from that time that belonged to an aunt. The box says it is a … Continue reading

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The End of CDs and DVDs

While our backs were turned, CDs and DVDs slipped away unnoticed. Did you know Windows 10 does not support burning them? Did you know many computers no longer even come with CD and DVD drives? You will still see some … Continue reading

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