atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#6306: Well, that day went.

The nap from about 3:30 until 6:30 is part of it, of course. But today was busy and hectic.

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This is true.

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Haven't added any more to AV, but then I didn't expect to, not today. We'll have to see how things go.

Lots left to do, but none of it is an emergency and can be taken care of in time.

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The other day, I found this:



...which shows the cast of Azumanga Daioh voice actresses doing their thing during the "Osaka gets hiccups" sequence, and then has a Q&A session. It's interesting to see, though probably a lot less so if you've never seen the anime or anything.

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The year was 1976, and we were at Disney World, and I did not want to ride Space Mountain. Hated roller coasters when I was a kid.

...so I stood at the exit and waited for those who were riding it.

Now, in those days, there was an escalator or a people-mover or something there, and apparently RCA had some kind of sponsorship deal going on, because there was this jingle playing, over and over again. Cheesy 1970s stuff, and to this day I can still hear the "RCA!/Leads the way!/blah blah blah" over and over again.



I should not be surprised that it's on YouTube.

Of course, here I sit in "the future!!!"--43 years later--and RCA is no longer doing anything other than stamping its logo on things made by other companies. Hardly "leading the way", if you catch my drift.

Certainly no one foresaw the explosion of computer technology; in 1975 it was just possible to have your own computer, but mostly computers were big machines in air-conditioned rooms, and it took a lot of knowledge to make one do anything useful.

...I thought to myself, "Well, there's always word processing!" I couldn't find any good information on word processing programs but it looks as if WordStar was the first one in 1978, which was two years after my wait at Space Mountain. And the computer you'd need to run even a primitive word processor would have cost as much as a new car in 1976. And probably you would have had to write the program yourself.

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Well, that's all for now, I guess.
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