More on “Vintage” Technology

Lately we’ve been conducting an appreciation of the “obsolete” technologies of earlier eras. I’ve often noted the unfortunate fact that the “guts” of modern electronic technology are so microscopic that their physical function is no longer visible. The… Read More

What’s Been Happening at MP (Lately)

Looking over our introduction to this blog, I realized that we promised to keep readers apprised of what’s happening at MP “right now.”  In practice, this has turned out to be primarily keeping readers apprised of some of… Read More

The Seductive Screen

I’m reading The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future, by Mark Bauerlein. Oh, I can hear the screams of anguish over that title from digital age apologists. I won’t argue the… Read More