Technology comes and goes, and sometimes a product or tool or super-mega-future bomber lasts only a few years before it gets eclipsed by the next big thing. Last week, in a sort of round about discussion* about post ideas and spam, skitter and I kicked around the idea of new technology as a rebuttal of existing technology, with the initial thought a focus on changes from bombers to ICBMs. Then it occurred to me, there is also the opportunity to refute the argument entirely, and say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Are the strategic long range B-2s of today really all that different than the strategic long range B-36s of yore? Evolution of technology of revolution? Let us know your thoughts, perhaps we can stimulate a little weekend discussion! To help get those intemperate thoughts in the right frame of reference, hit the just an enjoy some classic Convair B-36 Peacemaker footage from the classic film Strategic Air Command!
*As a side not, I read back over my intro paragraph last week, and it sounded a little more doom and gloom than I intended. The site has hit a bit of a slowdown in recent months, but we are plugging through, and I intend to keep giving you at least little bits of content on the weekends to keep you entertained! My ‘running low on ideas’ comment was intend to describe only the What Ever Became of… feature, not the Toasters Weekend in general! So, please keep the comments coming, and we will keep plugging away, and sooner than you know it Atomic Toasters will be back to its daily time suck self! -HycoSpeed