Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Historical Technological Future
I've been enjoying the Modern Mechanix blog. It featured Face Masks for Arctic War (Jun, 1940) on January 28; Death Ray Machine Is Invented by Cleveland Scientist (Sep, 1934), plus FILMING TABLE TOP EARTHQUAKES (Dec, 1935) on January 27; Letter Chopper [think shredder](Aug, 1935) AND Electric Glove for Police Stuns Victims With 1,500 Volts [think taser] (Sep, 1935) on January 26, 2008. The blog started on October 18, 2005 with Mechanical Willie (Aug, 1934), a Westinghouse gadget that combined crooning with housework [think Rosie the Robot on The Jetsons].