You are in Gallery 4 of the Communications Collection Please continue on your tour. The onset of the Great Depression saw an end to many of the practices that individuals and families enjoyed in the prosperous s. Motion picture and supper club entertainment had became an unaffordable luxury for many. Persons in rural areas were now isolated because of the cost of even short distance travel, so the new invention of the Radio, and its introduction into the home, seemed to be a cost-effective alternative to public places of entertainment. For the typical American family of the early s, a superhetrodyne radio receiver in the home brought in news of the world. Through this relatively inexpensive home appliance, families in places such as rural West Virginia, could listen in on what was going on with their counter-parts in places like New York, Washington D. Radio melted down the cultural divides between geographic locations, and carried desperate folks through the worst depression in the Nation’s history followed by the great “War to End All Wars. Through the programs that Radio brought into the home, every listener could learn from and identify with his neighbors in every corner of the nation. In this gallery, we celebrate the Depression Era home radio, the one device responsible for keeping the sanity of a nation through almost two decades of financial despair and world turmoil.
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Messenger Eight hundred years after King John made history when he fixed his seal to the Magna Carta, the public is being re-introduced to one of the most famous documents in political history. Law, Liberty, Legacy has just opened to the public. Many visitors to the exhibition will doubtless have their heads turned by the American Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson himself or the United States Bill of Rights, neither of which have visited Britain before.
Would you have thought, for example, that this document was still being called upon at the time of World War II? In , the British government had introduced Defence Regulation 18B, which provided that persons deemed to be a threat to national security could be detained indefinitely.
The genizah is a cemetery for texts too sacred or too dangerous to be destroyed or circulated.
The connection between Pan and Pushan was first identified in by the German scholar Hermann Collitz. Arcadia was a district of mountain people, culturally separated from other Greeks. Arcadian hunters used to scourge the statue of the god if they had been disappointed in the chase. These are often referred to as the Cave of Pan. The only exceptions are the Temple of Pan on the Neda River gorge in the southwestern Peloponnese — the ruins of which survive to this day — and the Temple of Pan at Apollonopolis Magna in ancient Egypt.
Parentage[ edit ] The parentage of Pan is unclear;  generally he is the son of Hermes , although occasionally in some myths he is the son of Zeus , or Dionysus , with whom his mother is said to be a wood nymph , sometimes Dryope or, even in the 5th-century AD source Dionysiaca by Nonnus In some early sources such as Pindar , his father is Apollo via Penelope , the wife of Odysseus.
Other sources Duris of Samos ; the Vergilian commentator Servius report that Penelope slept with all suitors in Odysseus’ absence, and gave birth to Pan as a result. Like other nature spirits, Pan appears to be older than the Olympians , if it is true that he gave Artemis her hunting dogs and taught the secret of prophecy to Apollo. According to some traditions, Aegipan was the son of Pan, rather than his father.
THE WASTE MAKERS by Vance Packard
Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. Built-in obsolescence is used in many different products. There is, however, the potential backlash of consumers who learn that the manufacturer invested money to make the product obsolete faster; such consumers might turn to a producer if any exists that offers a more durable alternative.
Estimates of planned obsolescence can influence a company’s decisions about product engineering. Therefore, the company can use the least expensive components that satisfy product lifetime projections. Such decisions are part of a broader discipline known as value engineering.
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Made to Break 2 -Edwin Howard Armstrong taking David Sarnoff’s attractive secretary in a ride in the “fastest car he could find” and then marrying her soon after, seems like an episode of Mad Men He invented what was called a “limiter” and a “discriminator” which significantly decreased radio static and allowed for a stronger signal to carry further. In a demonstration, apparently audiences could hear and discern activities over the airwaves such as water being poured and paper crumpling Like Armstrong, personally, I am all for technological growth and new developments, and care little about how the major corporations are going to make their money on new products that make their i.
So because of the potentially disastrous bottom line for RCA, and with their hopes being pinned on the TV destroying the radio, Sarnoff misrepresented the FM invention, fired the biggest proponent of the radio signal, Dr. Baker; and asked Armstrong to essentially clean out his lab and that he was replaced by the TV wonderboy and his lab Speaking to economics here: This is how our economy works, and this is how a free-market economy works.
Without obsolescence due to new and better products, we would all have Soviet era type appliances and automobiles. That wouldn’t be good at all. If the costs can be lowered, and manufacturing times lowered, this means that it is possible to still sell the same product for the old sale price and make more money per sale
Visit any genealogy library anywhere, and you will see genealogists in darkened rooms, hunched over microfilm viewers, trying to solve the puzzles of their family trees. I have taken several pictures of genealogists sitting at rows of microfilm readers. Many of the manufacturers of microfilm and microfiche equipment have already disappeared or else have switched their production lines to other products.
Cafeteria, treated in , had requested the hoc de such software obsolescence in return first development specifying manufacturers by the principles.
Charlap champions the right healthy food over dietary supplements and medications. He most enjoys identifying well-done, reliable clinical studies that offer useful information. At a dinner party nearly two years ago, I made a passing comment about the inevitability of death. The host, an Israeli-Danish economics professor, took exception to my statement.
He responded that one can only speak with certainty about what has happened, not what usually happens. At first blush, I thought he was either a wacko or was just being ornery. How could anyone assert that death was not a fact of life? How could anyone deny the inevitability of death? After the dinner, I began to ponder his statement, and over the ensuing months gave it ever greater reflection.
From washing machines to Smartphones, planned obsolescence is a curse
From washing machines to Smartphones, planned obsolescence is a curse June 21, When the washing machine agitator started to clunk in an alarming way, I knew the year affair was over. Other families have life-long pets. We have appliances we nurture for decades. The fridge must be two decades old.
One wonders how many readers of the Old Testament, if asked the above question, would reply by repeating what they had read in the introduction to their Bible.
October 3, by Sandgate Real Estate with no comment We all know how stressful moving house can be, but imagine how our pets feel! This is especially the case for elderly pets who can sometimes find the whole experience very upsetting. Luckily there are steps you can take to prepare your pet and make the transition into their new home a successful and safe one. Because dogs and cats need to feel in control, they might exhibit behavioural changes or even become ill when stressed.
Treat them with the same level of attention you would ordinarily give them; Visit your veterinarian a couple of weeks before moving. Request a copy of your pets history, a vaccination certificate and a desexing certificate. Be sure your pets are up to date with their shots. If your pet is a senior or has health problems, ask whether a mild sedative would be advisable before travel. You can also speak to your vet about obtaining an AP Appeasing Pheromone plug-in device to use before, during and after moving.
The AP emits a scent into the home which mimics the calming scent released by a mother to her litter. The DAP will relax your animal and make them able to cope more easily with the changes that come with moving house. If your animal is staying with you during the move, then confine them to one secure room so that escape and injury cannot occur whilst people are going in and out of the house.
Leave them in a quiet area with their familiar unwashed bed and possessions.
Learning to Love Growing Old
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Pamela Walker Laird bio Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America. Harvard University Press, Cultures can achieve affluence either by wanting little and producing little or wanting much and producing much, anthropologist Marshall Sahlins taught us.
At least the corpse will decompose.
Oh, but could you connect us to someone even more abjectly fucked than you? Could they talk to us in between dodging assault as they re-acclimate themselves to the shittiest and most dangerous sort of desperate street-based work? How do you feel about your imminent impoverishment, the obsolescence of your only survival mechanism, and your bleak and possibly nonexistent future? Alas, poor fucking Backpage.
From innumerable lawsuits to credit card companies cutting ties with you to Senate hearings to your flagrant strikes for free speech, it seems like something has always been promising to put an end to you. Personally, I was with Backpage from its murky beginnings to the end of the line. I had to walk into that newspaper office personally to deliver the cash, forget any concerns about outing oh, yes, kids, and I walked uphill in the snow, both ways.
It was this crude newspaper model, these back pages only a few escorts could advertise on, which would eventually become the much more accessible Backpage. Larkin in an internal company document, as quoted in the unsealed Backpage indictments: Though now both independent print journalism and online escort advertisement are dying models, so we have something in common again.