Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2018.08.14
I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are
terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a
modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the
most.

		Bob Dylan

2008.03.17

Life B.T. (Before Television)

When the younger generation asks us elders, “What did you do before there was television to keep entertained?”, it’s a difficult question to answer. Not hard difficult, but embarrassingly difficult:

We had the The Swing Wing:

“It’s a what?” It’s a Swing Wing! Because “Self-induced Whiplasher” just wouldn’t sell as well, you know.

But that’s not all! We also had Clackers! What fun! What hilarity when those things busted into pieces and flew in all directions. More thrilling than lawn darts! And they say only video games cause brain damage.

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2008.03.17

James Lileks elaborates.