and goes. It won't be long before this looks quaint.
Head-up displays, implants, and finally energy
manipulation that rewires
our very conception of what's now known as reality.
hologram is already complete?
After digging a hole on Vashon to fix some Ancient
Roman era technology (plumbing),
I rode the Sally
a sleek diesel catamaran that dances across Elliott
Bay, then hurtled underground on electric rails so I
could get to the
Asian Art Museum in time to hear Robert Millis's talk
on another revolutionary (literally) technology that
after 130 years
has yet to be rendered obsolete--the
78 rpm gramophone disc. His focus was India, a
country that was a source of shellac,
the material 78s were made of until the transition
to vinyl after WW2. The talk was engaging, witty,
and informative, just
like the man himself. If you're interested in this
kind of thing, be sure to buy his remarkable book: Indian