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    In the Year 2000

    La boite verte posts a series of postcards, one from 1900 and another from 1910, imagining life en l'an 2000 (in the year 2000) The one above was my favorite, of course.

    The one below anticipates Bucky Fuller's proposal to put a geodesic dome over NYC:

    One two-mile diameter dome over mid-town Manhattan (NY, USA) would have a total surface area that is only one eighty-fourth of all the buildings now there; i.e., the heating and cooling requirements would be reduced eighty-four fold. Snow plows would not be needed. The combined savings would pay for the dome in ten years. (The struts needed to form the structure would be so small that, if the dome were covered with a transparent skin, from inside looking up, the dome would be invisible.)

    BTW, the first three digits of pi are 3.14, so March 14th is pi day.

    I suppose 1:59 must be pi minute.

    3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209 ...


    I was very sad to learn this is not the kind of pi one saves their fork for. Cry

    The twenty-first digit should be a 5 instead of a six.

    (just kidding)

    I posted this and a friend noted that, even in 2000, everybody is still riding horses. Reminds me a bit of Back to the Future Part II, wherein it's 2015, people have flying cars, telescreens and instant pizzas but they still read the newspaper.

    What's a "newspaper"?

    Those are steampunk horses and newspapers, of course.

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