Archive for the 'Looking Back' Category

Visitors are coming back tonight

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

A new TV series called V starts tonight. It’s a remake of a 1983 mini-series and TV show. I was 12 back then, and I remember the advertising and hype surrounding that first series. Billboards appeared that said simply, “The Visitors are Coming,” without explaining any context. It generated a lot of curiosity. While that [...]

Before and After

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I picked up my new glasses and contacts today. I really like my new contacts. My prescription has changed somewhat, so I can see much clearer with these new contacts and glasses. A new perspective on life. I usually wear contacts, so I don’t use my glasses much, but I decided it was still worth [...]

2006 – the year of “You”

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Every year, Time Magazine chooses its Person of the Year to put on the cover of their last issue. Usually, it’s some world leader or president. Sometimes it’s more abstract, like 1968′s Apollo astronauts, or 1982′s winner – “The Computer”. This year, they put a mirror on the cover, and chose “You” (see article). At [...]

The Magic of Desktop Search

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Every once in a while, something comes along that changes the way people relate to objects or information. For example, everyone who uses TiVo says it has permanently changed the way they watch TV.  Time-shifted TV viewing has been possible since the invention of VCR’s (like the 1972 Philips 1500, pictured above).  However, it had [...]