of Technology & Time Bandits



April, 1981. I was in my 3rd year of architecture school in Brooklyn, NY, and was a bit of a space junkie. Had been since watching the Apollo missions while growing up. The shuttle was all over the news then- before internet, before cable news. My roomates & I watched the first lift off on a tiny b&W tv (we were one of the few who had tv's in the dorm then!). I recall how thrilling it was...


Cut to 30 years later and while waiting to leave for a week's vacation I turn on the tv (flat screen, HD, cable, FiOS) just in time for the last shuttle launch.


Only this time I get to share it with my son Ethan. I had the volume up loud. 0 to 600MPH in less then  a minute- awesome. He was excited, and so was I...