Friday, July 6, 2012

summer fun

Illustration detail, "What is Automation," Collier's magazine, March 16, 1956. The optimistic take: "Automation has been heralded by some as the threshold to a new Utopia, in which robots do all the work while human drones recline in pneumatic bliss." There was a counterbalancing pessimistic view, but in observance of the current summer heat wave, we'll stick with the sunshinier forecast. 

We're still looking forward to consumer helicopters with open-air cockpits.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

I test drove one of those 'choppers on a recent fishing trip. About the fourth time it whacked the end off my pole while casting, I decided to leave flying to the birds and rented a little dingy.