Friday, March 1, 2019
Change and human advancements
1940 Ford Wrecker
Our parents were born at the turn of the last century 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905. Sherry’s dad being the oldest and my mama being the youngest. For so many years Sherry and I would talk amazingly about what they had witnessed over their lives. Two World Wars, the great Depression, transition from horse and wagon to cars and trucks. From hearing of airplanes to hearing the boom when they surpassed the speed than sound. They all lived to see man orbit the earth and also land on the moon. They owned a TV before they died.
While considering this over the years we did not stop to consider what we were seeing take place. So now looking back from 80 years we saw a World WAR, rationing, and a Mars landing. Car engines that go 200,000 miles without being rebuilt. The first computer I worked on as a repairman took up 2400 sqft. Today my simple cheap watch will do more calculations than that giant computer.
We were alive at Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Both tragedies of our beloved USA.
We remember doing research by going to a library and dig thru reference books. Now we just ‘ask Google.’ It is faster and more accurate than a paper search. I remember learning the slide rule. Now calculations on your phone or $2 calculator are more accurate than my slide rule. Yeah I still have one somewhere.
From a Bathysphere to a space station.
And now the internet and cell phones? WOW!
What is the most amazing thing to you in your life time?