Technostalgia

Big, Complicated Machines #1 – Old Refractor Telescopes Part 1

Present day Lick 36 inch telescope

Greetings, everyone.

I was lazing in the recliner the other day, idly wondering what on earth I could write about. “Christ, half of that group are far too educated for their own good, and the other half have an attention span measured in milliseconds. What might interest the lot of them for the 90 seconds it takes to read an article?” Well, naked women, of course. That always works. I have to keep my dignity though, and someone from the school might spot my writing. How about “big, complicated machines” then?  Yes, that will do, I think.

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