Category Archives: Quotations
Luxury automobiles are often categorized by their gadgetry, their power, their on-road presence, their comfort, or the hard-to-pin-down quality of inexhaustible ability; to never appear flustered in a journey, to always have more suspension or throttle travel than the driver could ever … Continue reading
The Cadillac, from the perhaps bittersweet year of 1973, was taken on East 13th Street. The song, “Lady D” as performed by Lady D herself comes from 1979 and was taken from the peerless Last Days Of Man On Earth. … Continue reading
Writing history and history itself are closely linked to sources. What kinds of sources are available to the researcher define the researcher’s product. One story of the behind-the-scenes work at Volkswagen as they prepared their vehicular savior, the Golf, caught … Continue reading
I am often going on about ‘regulatory dramas’ or legislative stories from the 1970s or whatnot. In a 1984 presentation, Dieter Drabiniok (a founding member of the German Green Party and was of the first Green politicians to be member … Continue reading
Let’s indulge in a little snooty snarkiness of 1950s New York for a moment with the New Yorker‘s review of the now-famous MOMA exhibition “Ten Automobiles’. The show now has a reputation as one of the defining moments in the … Continue reading
[Archaïscher Torso Apollos] http://www.sporkworld.org/guestartists/picot/rilke.html
Die Maschine ist kein Motor der Geschichte; aber um bestimmte Technologien kristallisieren sich ökonomiche Machtstrukturen, soziale Mentalitäten, technische Communities.¹ Aus Technik in Deutschland von Joachim Radkau. Diese und noch eine aus der selben Seite sind zwei meiner liebsten Zitate über Technologie.