Sunday, April 3, 2011

A slow day indeed

I was out of the office yesterday enjoying a bit of a break, so sorry for the lack of a blog yesterday. The good news: I was with probably the only two people who read the damn thing!

 April 3

The first cell phone and laptop computer debuted today in 1973 and 1986 respectively. Although neither reached their peak until the late 90's, I believe both of these achievements are significant. The mobile world is a reality, especially in the last 5 years or so. I was watching an episode of Third Rock From the Sun where the character Sally is sitting by the phone waiting for a call from a date for nearly 2 days, all the while yelling at her family to not make any phone calls until her man calls. Once again, how the times have changed. Until the advent of the internet laptops used to be for business people only. On a side note the IPAD also debuted last year on this day. "What the fuck is the internet?"

I chose this over the execution of the killer of the Lindbergh baby, the fall of Richmond during the civil war, and the death of Jesse James. And as far as music is concerned the only thing worth mentioning happened in 2007 when Keith Richards denied snorting the ashes of his father during a drug binge. ROCK AND ROLL, YEAH!


  1. And to think I didn't have a touch tone phone until 1998.

  2. I didn't have a cell phone until like 2006!