Sunday, January 18, 2009
Blast from the past
Dalton, GA, January 2009
This is the microwave oven that greeted us in the otherwise new-looking hotel we stayed at on our way home from vacation earlier this month. Our kids weren't quite sure what to make of the dials and the lack of anything resembling a keypad or digital display.
I looked around the room because I thought Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown character from Back to the Future was about to jump out from the drapes and freak me out with a ginormous "Great Scott!" before sweeping me away to his Mr. Fusion-equipped DeLorean DMC-12 for a quick trip back to the 1970s when these kind of radiation-leaking appliances were commonplace.
The irony of my taking this picture: our so-called "new" microwave heated its last (kosher) burrito as soon as we got back to the house. First order of business the next day was to buy a new one. So much for the supremacy of today's technology.
Your turn: Old technology that turns out to be better than the new. Please discuss.
One more thing: This photo is of something aged. So's this week's Thematic Photographic. Please go here for more. New Caption This goes up later today. Assuming the snow doesn't get me first!