Modern art was CIA 'weapon'. Revealed: how the... →
by Frances Stonor Saunders, The Independent The connection is improbable. This was a period, in the 1950s and 1960s, when the great majority of Americans disliked or even despised modern art - President Truman summed up the popular view when he said: “If that’s art, then I’m a Hottentot.” As for the artists themselves, many were ex- com- munists barely acceptable in the America of the...
The Age of the Fax Machine Is (Finally) Coming to... →
The facsimile machine is a tired, clunky object used to send documents over a telephone line. The fax, at least as we know it, came into being in the mid-1970s (Almost Famous is set in 1973), when optical scanning, modulator and acoustic coupler technologies all came together. The process is fairly basic, and shouldn’t have lasted into the Internet Age almost unchanged. Somehow, though, the fax...