Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Isabelle strikes again

Isabelle has made this awesome logo for TC. Thanks Iza! Isabelle also made the music for the podcast. She has also done the music and logo for thunderbird six, as well as the music for Why? and Broca's Area. (The Broca's Area logo was not her doing, it was made by one of our listeners). I wish I had some sort of talent...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Episode 2 - Helpless Without the Internet but we Can Still Get Herring From The Hanseatic League

On July 11, 2007 a fibre optic cable was cut somewhere between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury ON. Well we are in the Sault, and that meant no long distance, no cell coverage, no ATMs, and NO INTERNET. This was very distressing. Well in troubled times like these, friends come together and draw strength from each other. OK, we couldn't get online so we had to interact with real people.

Well this seemed a fine topic for TC episode 2. Going offline. There are many examples in Sci Fi and history of people being on and offline. Of course there are always a number of Star Trek references in any of our discussions as well as Battlestar Galactica. Historically one could think of the so called Dark Ages as a time when much of the West was offline. However, there were still networks, but they were slower than dialup...


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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Episode 1 - The iPhone and Gutenberg

Well the iPhone came out on June 29, 2007 so what better tech story to start with? It turns out that the iPhone reminded the two of us of some other tech innovations, such as the printing press, the telegraph, the telephone, TV etc. Now we are not comparing the iPhone itself to these much more important innovations, but well Steve Jobs, Steve Gutenberg... OK, we meant the printing press guy, not the actor.

When you think about it, the iPhone, and other multimedia devices like it, are not unlike the tricorder. That must have been one hell of a wi fi connection that Spock had.

Thanks to Isabelle for the music.

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