Jul. 12th, 2009

Apollo

Jul. 12th, 2009 07:42 pm
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Where was I during the first Moon landing?  Sitting sideways in a chair at my parents house staring at the biggest TV we had -- it was a 36" or bigger.  And yes, I stayed awake through the full broadcast.  I think everyone else in the house was asleep.  I may have sniffed a bit at the scene, which had already lived in my imagination for many years.  By the time I was 10 I was already pretty steadily reading SF, so this was just part of the future that I expected to see. 

The 30 years afterward, not so much.

On the other hand, of course, at the time of the Moon landing the disk drive had not yet been invented -- and I was an English major who had to write all those papers without benefit of a word processor.  In that area, the next 30 years was a definite improvement!

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