Two-Meat Tuesday

    And Caesar’s spirit, raging for revenge,
    With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
    Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
    Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,
    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
    With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Marcus Antonius in Shakespeare’s
Julius Caesar [III.i.270~]

Propped up next to my monitor, I have an iPad, slightly out-of-date, but entirely functional, and in many cases, the iPad replaces a laptop. Great for travel or just local trips.

Got a couple of books on it, too. Handy for reading, but better as an idea generator and collection point for data. For me, the iPad is about how I consume media, be it web, literate, or electronic.

In my meandering ways, a link lead to an idea, led to another link, led to a search query and combing through the results I found what I was looking for: an image of London’s St. Paul’s after the war.

Previously, I’d seen a similar image, aerial photography, showing how much damage the German blitz had done, all the while, leaving St. Paul’s intact. Possibly apocryphal, there’s the story of one German bomb that made it into the cathedral, only to fail to detonate. I’m not bothering to look that one up.

I can’t leave well enough alone. That link, further down, there was a young model next to an affordable TV. The screen real estate on that TV was, according to the copy, 5 inches by 7 inches. Reminds me of the early screens I worked on, and reminds me of building websites for 640 X 480 screen. How about the older Mac size, anyone? Ferris?

It was 512 X 384. Tiny.

So, in the years, the size has grown and shrunk, and we’re back to the 5 X 7 form factor again. What struck me, at first, was the way that original “affordable” TV was about the same size as the first computer I spent any time with.

Comes full circle? Maybe.

All I was looking for, to begin with, an image of bombed out London. World War II image relics. Lest we ever forgot.

Two-Meat Tuesday

(Kindle Version)
Title: Two-Meat Tuesday
ISBN-13: 978-1411638723
Two-Meat Tuesday - Kramer Wetzel
Two-Meat Tuesday – Kramer Wetzel