It Took Seven Years

16 05 2017


I predicted.  Seven years ago.

Finally, it’s coming true.

Long time coming, but now we can commence the brick shitting process inside a certain building just northeast of the Dallas High Five.




4 responses

16 05 2017

I’m surprised this hasn’t happened awhile ago. My brother in laws’ father is a private pilot and he showed me his plane navigation app. $9.99 on the App Store. Replaces all the bulky paper air maps and gives you realtime placement.
Reminds me of the scene in Airplane! where Ted Stryker looks at the instrument panel and it keeps going and going and going.

I think technology really hit me when I realized that my grandmothers old job at McDonnel Douglas’ blueprints dept is all on the engineers desktop. (Maybe now on their phone)

16 05 2017

Which alludes to the theme of more than one of my other posts today.

This may be a function of my age and therefore ingrained habits, but I need a tactile keyboard for number crunching. Which is why I hope my TI-81 runs forever.

17 05 2017
Dr Duke

Does TI make anything other than soon to be obsolete calculators anymore?

Used to you could hardly open any electronics gear and not see their logo. Their 7400 series data book was a required purchase when I was in college.

17 05 2017

To be honest, I really couldn’t tell you for sure. But I do know their graphing calculator business was a very high margin hustle that lasted for way longer than, by all economic and technological rights, should have.

It’s now only a matter of time that either their price comes way down, their capabilities go way up, or they stop making them.

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