Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Two Faces of Modern Technology

Mark Davids The True Gentleman
The past century was known as the birth of modern technology. We have come a long way since the telegraph, silent movies, and steam engines. When we thought that we have seen it all we have been struck again by an explosion of modern technology and innovation beyond our wildest dreams.

The internet has no doubt been one of the most important invention of the 21st Century. Some believe that the internet will one day replace television.

And what about the cell phones? You can call, check your emails, text message, surf the internet, and take a picture all from a cell phone. Who would have thought that this little gadget would have change the way we communicate with the world around us.

Some of us can't live without these modern conveniences. One such person is Paul Hek. This self-proclaimed tech junkie can't live without his modern gadgets. On the other hand Mark Davids believes that a lot of people are being controlled by modern technology.

What do you think?

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Retro News: 19th Century Dress Unearthed by Builders

Emma Lloyd, 13, wearing the Victorian dress found by a builder
While renovating a cottage in the City of Sunderland, England near the Penshaw Monument a builder unearthed a 19th Century dress that might have belonged to Lady Lambton.

You can imagine how excited Fawn Cheyne was when the builder brought into her vintage shop the box which contained the dress, along with two matching jackets, and a leather-bond photo album, which by the way shows an image of Lady Lambton wearing what seems to be the same dress.

When Fawn first saw the dress she thought that it was absolutely fabulous. She also pointed out that the dress was in immaculate condition. She added, "I just can’t believe that someone had thrown it away. The dress has so much history – it belongs in a museum. You couldn’t put a price on it.”

Since the news spread about the dress, many museums and theatre producers have shown interest in this historic dress. But Fawn has no interest in selling the dress. At this time the dress is on the window display inside her Ding Dong Vintage shop for everyone to enjoy.

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