Monthly Archives: December 2014

Burkina Faso with Geeks

In what is remembered as one of the most concise, insightful and oft-quoted metaphors In modern history, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl described the Soviet Union “as Upper Volta with missiles.” It underscores the paradox that lies at the heart … Continue reading

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It’s All about Bandwidth

I gave some more thought yesterday to how much has changed in the 40-plus years since I gained my first real insight into the wider world through listening to shortwave radio. Aside from television, the local newspaper, World Book Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Old Hobbies Fondly Remembered

A discussion on Facebook this morning prompted me to reach way down into the memory hole to recall all those fun times I spent in the mid to late 1970’s talking on my family’s old Citizen’s Band radio. I don’t … Continue reading

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