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from the ladies' home journal, december 1900.

that's actually very impressive. they completely didn't expect the computer and the airplane, and they didn't dare say anything about contraception, but a lot of their expectations did come about. much of it not quite in the way they anticipated, but still. i don't think that i could do as well today.

love the preoccupation with pneumatic tubes. pneumatic tubes! i wish for them! they make my steampunky heart happy.

(via [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll and [livejournal.com profile] epi_lj.)

on 2007-09-26 04:45 (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] desh
Lots of pneumatic tubes, but no internet. One wonders if Ted Stevens has read this.

on 2007-09-26 05:22 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] beaq.livejournal.com
I'm fascinated by the visions of gigantic produce.

the cabbage that ate chicago

on 2007-09-27 06:42 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
yeah, clearly getting enough to eat was a major concern. and while they were a little off when it comes to size (strawberries the size of apples? i wish.), the consequent focus on selective breeding did give us the large (if not always tasty) veggies and fruit we have now.

it's interesting how "large" trumped "more prolific" in their imagination.

on 2007-09-26 22:27 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmd.livejournal.com
You want pneumatic tubes? Spend a day at a hospital. I am endlessly, endlessly fascinated by how the hospital simply could not function without them.

pneumatic tubes

on 2007-09-27 06:38 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
Spend a day at a hospital

this would probably not make anyone else laugh as much as i just did. :)

unfortunately i didn't get to see any pneumatic tubes. now i feel robbed, robbed i tell you!

i wonder whether they use any here. they did at the last two i worked at, which was a long time ago. loved it.

on 2007-09-27 06:55 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jodawi.livejournal.com
If we can come up with a way for pneumatic tubes to adequately carry burgers, fries, and drinks to the home, then they shall erump.


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