Back to the Future

Mar 15
2011

“Imagine, being able to store the content of an entire encyclopedia…”

Back in 1976, microprocessors had a maximum of 8.5K transistors for 64bits of memory. The Queen of England sent her first email, and Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I.
And a post-Star Trek but pre-TJ Hooker William Shatner made this film for AT&T about the future of microprocessors.
The chips were tiny at that time, to be sure, but paltry in terms of memory by today’s standards. Yet Moore’s Law had already been in effect for 11 years by this point, enough time to see that the future was going to be full of miniscule, powerful machines, even they weren’t the predicted picturephones. Today’s “microworld” is still getting smaller all the time.
This version of the film was slightly revised in 1980.
An Owen Murphy Production
Directed by Paul Cohen
Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ

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5:21 Somewhere by JWT

Nov 21
2009

We just sent two guys off on the job of a lifetime. For 73 days they’ll travel the world, take pictures with famous photographers, and hopefully… stay on brief.

521 Somewhere

So we came up with this idea: 5 continents, 2 dudes, 1 planet. Hence the name “1 somewhere.” And because we’re so clever, we thought, what if at 5:21 each day they took some pictures and posted them along with some words of wisdom? Then we thought: “dang – what if we posted back our 521 from somewhere?”
And suddenly, the “5:21 somewhere” blog was born.

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