Tags → history
- Beaches in Los Angeles, 1970s/1980s
I thought this was great: TOD PAPAGEORGE: from “The Beaches, Los Angeles” 1979 – 1982
- Camp Kearney panoramas in the Library of Congress
See Camp Kearney panoramas in the Library of Congress. Found out about this via this PDF that’s a history of Miramar. One fun fact is that the boundaries of Linda Vista in the 19th and early 20th century were way different than what we call Linda Vista now. Here’s a factlet that’s fascinating: In October…
- 10-Dec-2021Mosaic Browser, 1993! (new post from webdevelopmenthistory.com)
The histories of the web by Richard MacManus on webdevelopmenthistory dot com are wonderful. Read the latest: 1993: Mosaic Launches and the Web is Set Free
- Small shoutout; Perl and 1994 Yahoo!
Earlier this year I did a bit of research that contributed to this article about how the very first versions of Yahoo! were built: 1994: How Perl Became the Foundation of Yahoo on the excellent webdevelopmenthistory.com
- Anyone can be a forensic photographic investigator.
We have at our fingertips research tools and technology that are stunning. This is of course not new. The future is rather well distributed to people with a certain amount of cashflow and some computer tools. I participate in a Facebook group about old things in San Diego. Someone posted this photo from 1965, asking…
- tl;dr: it was slavery.
Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America: March 21, 1861: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution…
- 15 year old White House Reporter!
Charming story from my pal Dennis Wilen (who I’ve known for quite some time, here’s a 2001 blog post mentioning his wisdom) — check it out: A 15 YEAR-OLD AT WASHINGTON PRESS CONFERENCES!
- 28-Jul-2012Thomas Paine on Property
via PochoBlog: Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of society, as it is for him to mike land originally. Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal…