The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Future is Now #20

The Honeywell Kitchen Computer. It retailed, in 1969, for a mere $10,600.
None were ever sold.


Joanne said...

Heck with kitchen computer, I want the apron now..

Christopher said...

..Chef a da future

Madeleine said...

Her outfit is more suitable for doing macramé than for being the chef of the future, though! Maybe the idea was to save time for macramé and spinning lumpy pottery and smoking doobies.

Richard Gibson said...

Wow, how much was $10,600 in 1969?

Don said...

$61,335, about four times the cost of the average home. I'm guessing it would have helped resale value though.

Obviously everyone realized it would be more economical to go out for dinner every night. I'm sure it was a publicity gimmick and doubt they had any expectation of selling one.