Friday, February 19, 2010

The 1939 World's Fair: No Twitter, Facebook, House or Fringe?

- How people predicted the future at the 1939's World Fair.  Some interesting insights:

- A website that dissects the medicine in the TV show House, the science in the TV show Fringe, and is devoted to comic books?  How did I not know about this website earlier?  Hat tip to my good friend Randy:

- Age analysis of users for all the major social networking sites:

- As you may have noticed from the programs on the right side of this website, I enjoy using twitter.  I particularly enjoy reading it from my Nexus One Android smartphone while standing in line or waiting for something to finish.  The Android OS market is flooded with twitter applications.  I have tried them all and some day I may write a comparison of each one.  Right now I am using a twitter app called Touiteur.  It's the best one I have stumbled upon so far.  If you have an Android OS smartphone, give it a try and let me know what you think:


Randal said...

If we get a World's Fair here in America ever again (Houston, New Yorkm and San Francisco have put in bids for 2020), I'm there. I don't think anything would touch the grandeur of 1939, though. The Trylon and Perisphere are so iconic (you do know that DC's All-Star Squadron had their headquarters there, right?) and simple...unironic art deco. I love it. I knew a guy who had a Trylon and Perisphere little lapel pin, and I thought it was the neatest thing. Would love to get my hands on one.

And isn't Polite Dissent great? The guy's a brainiac and a solid writer. Endlessly fascinating.

Greymarch said...

Holy crap! If Randy calls someone a brainiac and a good writer, that's high praise indeed.