Been going through bookshelves in my deceased mother’s house, and stumbled across this little historical gem . . . .
In Time of Emergency booklet, circa 1968
Yup, that says 1968.
Three times as many pages are dedicated to nuclear catastrophe as all the other natural catastrophes combined.
The illustrations are quirky, with that teal theme background throughout. (I’m chalking this up to it being the 60s.)
If you ever wonder how much the possibility of nuclear war weighed upon the minds of people in the `60s, I’d suggest you take a look at the table of contents (third photo in the gallery). All the nuclear/radioactive-related material gets more than 3.5 times the number of pages as all the other natural catastrophes combined.
Back in 2005, I did a weekly podcast called “The Blank Line.” I used an alias (Jonah C.) because I’d had a bad experience with being stalked online, and the whole thing was completely cornball– basically me riffing on three or four topics that caught my interest during that week.
I was digging through my backup drive late last night*, and stumbled across an episode where I actually did a mini-review of WordPress 1.5! (Full disclosure: I was a fan of Rael Dornfest’s Blosxom script at the time, and didn’t convert until WordPress 3.x several years later.)
The WordPress 1.5 review starts at roughly 13′ 45″, if you want to skip over the boring bits about “Sarbanes Oxley” and “Treadmill Safety Tips.”
* Some people count sheep; I delete old junk files from my network backup drive. Don’t judge me.