Saturday night topic

Guys, the topic tonight won’t have nearly the impact that I had wanted. I saw a glaring “time-slip” in a peek at a 1957 sci-fi  trailer on YouTube earlier this week and today I couldn’t find it, even after a search in “watched” and “history.” It involved a modern day looking seven segment LED timer in a launch countdown. I had intended to do a screen shot of it and then link everyone to it. Curiously, it’s the second time I have seen this in movies made at least 10, if not 15 years before they were conceived. The only digital displays I know of during the 50s were the vacuum tube “NIXIES” and they were used well into the 60s/early 70s.  As a side note, we are still using a Kmart LCD display solar calculator we bought in 1975 when they opened in Auburn. 1970 to 1975 represented a quantum leap in getting thingsfrom R and D into the consumer market, such as the microprocessor.  Even some of us knee deep into electronics were left behind babbling! . . . . . . . 

Later in the net . . . . Jerry/K1WTX 

Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

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