Machine Monday: Hansen Writing Ball

Although the Sholes & Glidden is generally regarded as the first production typewriter in history, the Hansen writing ball in fact beat the S&G by no less than four years. The Reverend Rasmus Hans Malling Johan Hansen (1835-1890) worked as a teacher and as director of an institution for the deaf and dumb in Copenhagen.... Continue Reading →

Nostalgic Evocations: Kaboom

Kaboom (General Mills 1969-2010). When my sister and I would go to the grocery store with my parents we would be allowed to pick out our breakfast cereal...if we were good.  If not, we were stuck with Honey Nut Cheerios -- neither one of us wanted that.  My sister's go-to was Cap'n Crunch; mine was... Continue Reading →

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