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About speedwell

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  1. Were any of the Expo facilities or grounds used during the Montreal Olympics?
  2. Jim Beam bottle on ebay

    It looks like it was made by someone who only heard a description of the Unisphere after a few shots of bourbon.
  3. Charles & Ray Eames Exhibits at IBM

    Mathematica was an exhibit at the Hall of Science at the NYWF (and is still there). There were also ones at the Seattle World's Fair and at the Cal Museum of Science and Industry https://www.eamesoffice.com/blog/eamesdecades1960s/
  4. Poland - 1968

    Disney World still has "pay phones" (They don't take coins. Calls within WDW are free, you need a card for anything else) I assume they're for foreign tourists without mobile phones that work in the US. I'd guess modern world's fairs still have them, but don't make them obvious.
  5. Two views of a bridge

    I could imagine Moses, following his rebuff by the Expo organization, ordering that all national flags be removed.
  6. I've seen several references to "Outsourcerer Mickey" in the mass layoffs following the completion of EPCOT Center. There's much less of that now at the end of a major project, since WED (now WDI) is mostly a design firm. Construction is handled by outside contractors, so no need for layoffs.
  7. I'm guessing the Hawaiians who objected to the US occupation of the kingdom weren't well-represented in this presentation
  8. The Toucan mentions flying over the high-voltage research facility in Pittsfield somewhere in the middle of the show. It's on the CD set Disney released a few years ago.
  9. Expo Services E in 1974

    I'm surprised that more sci-fi movies weren't shot here in the 70s
  10. The Electronic Frontier Foundation offers free certificates now: https://certbot.eff.org/ https://www.eff.org/press/releases/new-free-certificate-authority-dramatically-increase-encrypted-internet-traffic
  11. Pittsfield, as mentioned in the Toucan and Parrot show at Progressland?
  12. A view of Jordan from the Swiss Sky Ride in 1965

    The story is that Disney removed the skyway rides not because of safety concerns, but because they didn't like giving visitors a view of the less attractive utilitarian parts of the parks, like that Dumpster.
  13. Up, Up, and Away at TWA Hotel

    I don't know if it'll last, but I'm seriously considering the TWA hotel for a Saturday night stay during Maker Faire this fall.
  14. "Hazel" TV Show with New York World's Fair Storyline

    There's a reason for that - Newton Minow, Kennedy's FCC head, effectively threatened the industry in 1961. The networks responded with bland inoffensive programming for the next few decades. https://mises.org/library/americas-first-television-czar