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Many had burned or destroyed their draft cards before this, but here were nice

church folks (the Berrigan Brothers were acquaintances of mine) burning a large pile of nearly 400 draftee files.

Can't believe it been fifty years! Seems like only yesterday, (especially with all the crap that's still going on these days!).
Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Fri May 4, 2018, 05:43 PM (1 replies)

White folks don't believe this shit happens ALL the time, always has. Just didn't get

captured on phone video in the past. The very same thing happened to me and several of my friends in high school. We were walking along chatting and stopped to give a panhandler some change. (I always have done that, always will). Moments later a cop car screeches over and out jump two beefy white cops who proceed to pat us down and pepper us with questions: Where are the drugs you just bought from that guy? Where do you live? Let's see some ID! Why aren't you in school? (It was late afternoon) Shit like that.

They left us, but I remember being a bit shaken up. My friend Blue said "Chill bro, you kinda gotta expect it, so, you know, you can keep your cool, not get f*d up by them."

This was 1968.
Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:22 AM (1 replies)

I was at SIGGRAPH '83 when Steve Jobs introduced "Lisa" (for the bargain prices of $10,000)

With it's intuitive graphic user interface, cute little icons, and mouse control, it was touted as the computer for anyone - well, if you had $10 grand.

Steve Jobs told the rapt audience "I wanted to offer a new thing that had two features: easy enough your mother could use it, and bold enough that all our competitors would say "Oh SHIT!"

If only I had had the money to buy Apple stock back then.

My first was this unassuming bit of tech:

Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Wed Apr 25, 2018, 08:18 AM (1 replies)

He had many faults, but I will always thank him for at least ONE good deed: signing the ADA...

The Americans With Disabilities Act July 1990

Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:45 PM (1 replies)
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