Recommended reading

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As we hurtle headlong toward April, here are some blog posts I liked from the last week of March.

Gash & Co. entrance
Abandoned building in Eminence, IN
Kodak EasyShare Z730

Writer Ken Levine‘s favorite job in television was on a sitcom that lasted but six episodes. It was the freedom and autonomy he had that made it great. Read My all-time favorite TV job

Did you know that the French had something like our current Internet — but text only — as early as 1978? Phillip Greenspun excerpts a book about the Minitel system. It was pretty cool, actually. Read Minitel would have turned 40 this year

I love a good road-trip blog post, especially with lots of photos of the built environment. Challenger 66 shares just such a post of a trip he made through some ghost towns on US 95 in Nevada. Read Ghost Town Tuesday: Ghost Towns of US 95 in Nevada

Jennifer Bowman reviews a book that is ostensibly about hummingbird rescue, but is actually about the human condition. Read Late-to-the-party book review, hummingbird edition: Fastest Things on Wings

This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:


8 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Morteza Mihanzadeh Avatar

    Hi it is very good and you are very beautiful

    1. Morteza Mihanzadeh Avatar

      Hi thanks you are very good very.👍👑

  2. The Trailhead Avatar

    Thanks for the shout-out! Also, I see the ghost town post shouted out Gabbs, Nevada, home of the tarantula migration. That stoked my taste for a road trip through Nevada.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Excellent, my nefarious plan is working!

  3. Photobooth Journal Avatar

    Yes, Minitel was amazing! I’d forgotten all about it until you mentioned it, Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You got to use Minitel? I’ve known about it for a long time but of course being from the US never got to see it.

      1. Photobooth Journal Avatar

        When I lived in France in the early nineties I used it for weather forecasts, bus timetables, cinema times and booking theatre tickets, too, I think. (Wasn’t able to pay for things using it, as far as I know.) Maybe it could do other things. It is hard to remember. The next closest thing was Teletext in the UK but that wasn’t as interactive. It was more just lists of things, I think. It made France seem decades ahead of everyone else and was fiddle but fun to use.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          It was ahead of its time!

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