[ExI] happy birthday robert pirsig
spike66 at att.net
Mon Sep 8 03:27:10 UTC 2008
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> [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of
> John Grigg
> ...The kid's today would drool at
> having access to the "take your life into your own hands"
> home chemistry sets that the kids in your generation had...
John I had one of those chemistry sets that had *plenty* of ways to hurt
oneself. But by around 1970 when I got mine, they had already removed most
of the really cool dangerous stuff.
>...As a kid who had a free subscription to Boy's
> Life due to being a Scout, I always had wanted to build the
> cool stuff advertised in the back of the magazine, such as a
> hovercraft, robot or ray gun...
I too was a scout. It was the geek thing to do before the days of the
internet. The last page of Boy's Life you may recall was the Gifts&Gimmicks
page, full of geeky mind-expanding toys, few of which worked as advertised
but good for a laugh.
Don't buy the X-ray glasses, they don't work.
> I could see Spike and his son one day having fun with a book
> like this...
> John Grigg : )
Cool, thanks for the heads up John!
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