I just can’t get enough of this man’s shouting voice.
We’re listening to that album I mentioned here. It’s far too late for such exciting music, but we like to live dangerously.
I should go to bed. The Squeeze is watching some old skool computer nerd peep action: The Mother of all Demos (you can read about it here on wikipedia).
The Squeeze likes to read about old computer stuff. The other day he went to see a talk about the first computer mouse:
“The first computer mouse and other terrific tales of technology!”
The Stork Hotel CafÃ©, 504 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Who says the history of computing is boring? Experience the droll delights of Information Age nostalgia in a raucously profound evening of low-tech storytelling with your host School of Business Information Technology academic John Lenarcic in conversation with Museum Victoria curator David Demant.
He had a lovely time. I went to see Super Dood Returns and had a lovely time.
When I make up the bed in the back room, I usually find at least two books about olden days computers (today I found the phone that I lost yesterday), the remote for the imac, and some sort of cord for the computer. And usually a belt and a pair of pajama pants. He must own at least a million books about computer history. I’ve read a few of them – ones about macs, or ebay or Steve Jobs or Bill Gates or other stuff. It’s mostly dull, and written by semi-literate journalists, but The Squeeze is a big fat sponge for computer knowledge (and hardware – he’s a bit borg I think. All technology is belong to him, and will be assimilated. Resistance is futile).
But this demo on google movies is pretty impressive – this dood Douglas Englebart invented a mouse in 1968, and demonstrates it in this film. That’s some awesome shit – we didn’t start using them til the 90s. And this guy is there, in a black and white film, with his massive quiff and black horn-rimmed glasses, demonstrating some scarily advanced technology.
The Squeeze is about to pass out with delight. When he stumbled onto the film moments ago, he declared: “I didn’t think this existed!”
That and the Big Joe Turner shouting action – this little freckler is going to expire from delight.
I, however, am going to pass out from exhaustion.