In the spring of 1902, two women were talking about the outlook for the current year. One was about 25 years old, the other about 60 years. They were discussing farm business because that was their way of living.
"The whole calculation had taken him less than five minutes, but he was certain of the conclusion. If he bought coupons in bulk in countries with weak currencies, converted them into stamps, and cashed them in the United States or other countries with strong currencies, he would soon be richer than Rockefeller."
"I would set a record that will not be broken until man finds water amongst the stars."
He stared dreamily out at the rocket standing three miles away, "adrift in my own thoughts" when an old man wearing rumpled clothes and an upside down sailor cap approached and introduced himself. "Captain Shepard?" he said. "I'm Charles Lindberg."
The secret to many author's sucess is having a literary agent. But Jimmy didn't want one. On his own, he hit up Harcourt Brace Jovanovich for a six-figure advance--pocketing the percentage an agent would have kept.
"Uh huh, you mean that same one that be down Second and Tenth?" says the one on his right, wearing a skimpy blouse button bared. "No, what chu talking. I mean that one, you know, the other day down First and Third." "You crazy, that was Tenth." "No, Third." "Second and Tenth. you crazy?"
Since the Wright brothers took off at KittyHawk in 1903, plane manufacture has been a fast and furious business. Constant research and development led to the monoplane, the jet engine and eventually the low-cost passenger transport.
I am a usability expert, so my choice of medium is governed by what is most usable for a given communications goal and not by what is most in fashon at the time.