I love programs that explain things. Mister Rogers did a great job of taking us on learning adventures to see how crayons, Graham crackers, perfume, ice cream and countless other things were made.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL offers “Modern Marvels” which is one of my all time favorite programs. Today, they are programming technology per decade. Right now, we are in the 1980’s and we’ve seen the progression from tape recorders, to 8-tracks, to cassettes, to CD’s. What is neat is that they also give a brief description of how these items were constructed, and work. I am not a science, or technical kind of guy, but I enjoy these brief descriptions.
My great-grandfather, John William Garrett Clary, was born in 1898 and survived just short of a full century. He was so fortunate to witness no much in his life time. I’ve always thought I have witnessed so many things, but the inventions in my 48 years seems to be mostly about advancements, and improvements. I believe my great-grandfather’s generation witnessed the truly incredible inventions: electric lighting, automobiles, airplanes, rockets, radio, television, and telephones. I love living in my exciting world, but I believe he had an even more exciting world in which to live.