From a January 4, 1954 issue of Life magazine, comes this interesting bit:
1954 was before my time, but I was an adult in 1976. And it was an absolutely shit year. We’d been through the assassinations, the oil shock, stagflation, pervasive urban crime, race riots, widespread unemployment, the collapse of quality control, Vietnam, war protests, Hippies, the counter-culture, bombings, airjackings, and drugs were everywhere. No one seemed to give a shit or know what to do to fix anything. It would be several years before things began to get better (as well as bring even worse revenge effects we still live with today).
So sit back and have a read of this forecast that had no idea what was to come and blithely extrapolates from its much-calmer present to the far future of twenty-two years hence.
From a January 4, 1954 issue of Life magazine, a bunch of electronics wizards (and one physicist) who would dramatically change the world and lead to the one we now have (click to enlarge).
Guard shot dead, a 7-11 robbery, carjackings, explosives thrown from vehicles, a shootout.
The timeline hasn’t been made clear to me yet other than one suspect being killed.
This is fast work.
From 1921 issues of Flying (click to enlarge):
Designed as a cross between a houseboat and plane, the Caproni Triplane flying boat was one of the largest seaplanes ever built. The plane used three sets of triplane wings taken from World War I bombers attached to a 100-passenger flying boat hull. Powered by eight 400-hp engines, the plan was to carry 100 passengers as well as six pilots and flight engineers. However, on the plane’s second flight in 1921, it crashed into a lake, killing both pilots, which led designers to scrap the design.
Still, it must have been something to see in person!
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The term “snail mail” appears as early as 1942 in the headline of a news article about slow mail delivery. The term also appears as a sub-headline in a 1951 news article.
From a 1921 issue of Flying magazine:
Click to enlarge that to understand just how painful and nerve-wracking riding in that must have been.