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Postblogging Technology, November 1948, I: "The Republican Party Versus the American People"
R_. C_, Shaughnessy, Vancouver, Canada. Dear Father: I. Cannot. Believe. I. Wrote. This!!!!! I want to be dancing in the streets! Still! Please, please do not believe any stories you might have heard about persons of your acquaintance leading the sisters of...
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A Technological Appendix to Postblogging Technology, October 1948, I and II: Prestressed Concrete
You know the story: The world is without form, water fills the void; Pregnant girl falls from the sky; Turtle saves her by bearing her on her back; Muskrat dives to the bottom and brings up mud to build an island on top of Turtle's back; Girl gives birth to...
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A Technological Appendix to Postblogging Technology, October 1948, II: Santa's Sleigh
If you're missing Dolly Parton down at the mall in the midst of all the versions of Winter Wonderland and much, much worse , you're welcome. Anyway, since the idea that the Brabazon failed because it was predicated on "prewar standards of luxury"  came up: ...
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Postblogging Technology, October 1948, II: The Dewey System
R_. C_., The Peninsula, Hong Kong Dear Father: I am dashing this off because I am invited over to celebrate Thanksgiving with Professor K. and family, and am bringing a pumpkin pie to have something besides a distinct shortage of relatives who will tolerate...
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A (Mostly) Technical Appendix to Postblogging Technology, October 1948, I; Hydraulic Despotism
This was going to be a 100% technological appendix, albeit with a reference to Karl Wittfogel, about this. Then I scanned the election numbers of Time and Newsweek and decided that I couldn't pass up a bit of digressive cultural look-what-I-foundism. At an ...
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Postblogging Technology, October 1948, I: Best Laid Plans
R.C. Shaughnessy, Vancouver, Canada Dear Father: Well, here she is, your future daughter-in-law (she said very, very firmly, though all the fires and floods of Hell and a frantic mother bar the way), back in hall for one more year at good old Stanford Jun...
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A Talking Around Technology Appendix To Postblogging Technology, September, 1948: Malthus, Soil and Farming
Last time around, I emphasised that there was a "culture-involved talking around technology" issue bound up the discussion of Malthus, ecological collapse, and agricultural productivity in 1948. I could probably frame this in a satisfactorily academic way i...
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A Partly Technological Appendix to Postblogging Technology, September, 1948: Peanuts and People
Jute stalks, drying. By Auyon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16936026 We have a bunch of things going on this month on the technology, science, science and technology related politics, and "culture surrounding tech...
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Postblogging Technology, September 1948, I: First Farnborough
(A little early, but Fortune follows up on the home heating industry this month.) R_. C_., Shaughnessy, Vancouver, Canada. Dear Father: Bet you didn't expect to hear from me! Don't worry, Ronnie will be back next week. I've been delayed in Arcata for an ext...
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The Bishop's Sea: Brattahlid
This is  Tasiusaq, Greenland , from Google Maps. Tasiusaq is a settlement of 90 people, surrounded by three sheep farms, and not exactly full of amateur photographers with Internet access, but  "Monica T.," and her friends went there in 2015, and took some ...
The Bishop's Sea: Brattahlid
The Bishop's Sea: Brattahlid
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