Google Books - the controversial service from Google - has partnered with Popular Science to make all issues of the magazine available online. Here's the issue from my birth (which has a Lucky Strike cigarette ad inside the front cover. Can't have 1960's science without nicotine right?)
(And yes, I AM old. I'm also good. I will also disembowel you with a glance)
If our generation is going to count for anything at all, if we are going to make a difference, if we are going to restore the ideals of value and innovation and craft to the entertainment industry (in all its forms) then we need to get ourselves back on the track of making stuff.
That's not going to be easy. It's going to take access to information. It's going to take sharing. It's going to take dedication. It's going to take overcoming that fear that you're somehow not good enough. That you can't.
(Yes, before someone else says it - I do sound like an Obama speech)
I am telling you right now that YOU CAN. IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH.
The tools are shiny and sharp on on the workbench. The networks are building. Information is flowing. And believe it or not there are alot of people who are in your corner rooting for you. When one succeeds we all succeed. When one fails we all fail, and we all learn and grow from it.
So what have you made lately?
Here endeth the sermon.