Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Low-tech Magazine.

'Doubts on technology '. Some interesting articles :

Email in the 18th century : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2007/12/email-in-the-18.html

Heat your house with car types and earth : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2007/12/heat-your-house.html

If water, sewage, gas and oil can be transported through underground pipelines, why not consumer goods as well? : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/02/a-world-without.html
A steam-powered fish : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/08/submarines-1.html

Computing without electricity : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/05/computers-antiq.html

Scottish Highlands Photographs.

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods.

A who's who of American folk monsters, originally published in 1910.

Danger Dogs from Nepal.

Handpainted signs. 'Here are samples of the Danger Dogs from Nepal. All are approximately 1 foot square, enamel on metal. I have worked with 55 different artists from across Nepal. Here are some examples of their different styles. '


Robot sculptures made from stuff from thrift stores.

Circus Slang.

'Every trade has a history, a culture and secrets, all most vividly expressed in the special terms used by its workers. Here are the unique words used on the carnival lot, a language that defines a world of wonders. You can dip into this glossary to seek individual terms, but you can also read it as a whole, using it as a detailed guide to the carnival/sideshow/circus/vaudeville worlds (distilled to eliminate the average book's cute anecdotes and to concentrate the essence).'

Cinderella Stamps.

'unearthed my collection of Cinderella stamps in the Summer of 2008. These are unofficial stamps not issued by any country for mailing letters.'

Picturing the Century: The Great Depression and the New Deal.

Photographs. 'The prosperity of the 1920s ended with an economic catastrophe of unequaled length and severity - the Great Depression. By 1933 industrial production had fallen to one-third its pre-Depression levels, thousands of banks were closed, and almost 13 million Americans were jobless...'

A New Deal for the Arts.

'During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the Federal government supported the arts in unprecedented ways. For 11 years, between 1933 and 1943, federal tax dollars employed artists, musicians, actors, writers, photographers, and dancers. Never before or since has our government so extensively sponsored the arts...'

Rococo Works on Paper.


Old Vintage Calendars.

Mao Badges.

The Midwest.

Querying the Hive Mind.

'Some of us have jobs we've imagined having since we were kids (doctor, lawyer, ballerina...). And some of us have jobs with weird titles we never imagined having or somehow stumbled into (acquisitions editor, paid search marketer, partner services representative, circulation manager, health services coordinator...). Many of us in the latter category love our jobs - either because we're good at them, we get paid well, we like the people we work with, value the company's mission, or all of the above. I want to hear from you happy people with weird job titles.'

'Can anybody recommend some traditional black gospel recordings?'

'How can I test and build up my strength, tenacity, and courage.'

'How cheap is it to build a small house in the middle of the woods?'

'What podcasts do you listen to?'

'I'm having a hard time understanding just what is happening to the US economy and why. I'm completely in the dark, I'm not familiar with the terminology, and I'm afraid.'

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