Today’s news chum brings a few stories related to travel:
- Overdependence on Technology. A story that is near and dear to my heart: Why maps are better than GPS. Of course, I already knew that.
- Airport History. If you know me, you know I enjoy history. That’s one reason I love this “LA as Subject” piece with some nice photos of early LAX. I particularly like the penultimate photo, which is looking south at the Interim Air Terminal. You can see what is now the Northrop Grumman facility in the background.
- Who Killed the Concorde? A really nice find of two articles from /. on the death of the Concorde. The second link is particularly interesting, for it provide such interesting facts as “Concorde used as much fuel taxiing to the end of a runway as a Ryanair-size Boeing 737 flying from London to Amsterdam.” or ” the friction of air flowing over the wings also caused the airframe to expand by 23cm (9 inches) during flight, and its steel and copper wiring had to be hung loose, like overhead wires on railway tracks rather than fixed to the fuselage because they expanded and stretched at different rates.” Cool.
- Travelling On. Something I’ll be facing in a few weeks: Helping Mom and Dad to Let Go When Your Kid Goes to College. Although I’ve jokingly said we’re dropping her off at UCB and then heading to Palm Springs to celebrate, in reality we’ll miss her and worry about her.
P.S.: I know at least one friend will appreciate this: 14 Creative Divorce Cakes.