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 #30

Videophone 1965
Of course, the first thing to pop out is that she's not looking at the video screen!

Original caption:

1965 - An office worker uses Bell Telephone Company's Videophone, developed in 1965, for a video conference.

3 comments :

Monique said...

The second thing to pop out is this: why is she calling Nancy Kulp?

Christopher said...

..Operator?..get my Ursula Andress on the phone....

Fred said...

The sad thing is the picture looks better than anything I've ever seen on SKYPE.