Kicking and screaming into the 21st Century…

OK, OK, OK already!!!

Michael Laine (of LiftPort fame) has been pestering me for the past few weeks to ‘get with it’ and start using some of the web tools out there to post all of the Space Elevator photos I’ve taken over the past 2+ years.  So, I’ve set up a Flickr account (‘Space Elevator Blogger’) and am beginning to post the many photos I’ve taken.  I’m starting with the 2007 Space Elevator Games.  Once those are done, I’ll move onto the 2006 Space Elevator Games and, hopefully, I’ll finish that before the 2009 Space Elevator Games begin 🙂

Michael has also convinced me to start a Twitter account.  And, if that’s not enough, he’s now trying to convince me to take a look at

I’m such a dinosaur, truly I am.  I’m pretty computer-savvy, having spent my entire professional career in the computer software business, but I’m old-school – my language of choice was COBOL.  And, for kicks, I’d like to enter machine instructions via the toggle switches on an IBM 360.  Mr. Laine, however, is trying to upgrade me to Web 2.0 stuff.  Oh, the humanity…

OK Michael, if my head explodes, it’s all your fault…

2 thoughts on “Kicking and screaming into the 21st Century…

  1. Michael Laine


    And the fame and global recognition pours in… 🙂

    Seriously, you even set up a twitter / flickr banners – it’s a good start, but all the cool kids have BADGES – and (you will have to log in, before you go to these links)

    Yes, I do think your head will explode… but sometimes explosions are the first step in knocking down walls. Welcome to the 21st century – ready or not. 🙂

    Besides, if you REALLY think you can build an Elevator to Space, then Web 2.0 should be a snap!

    Take care – and thanks!

    (Follow me on twitter – @mlaine!)

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