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qwantzfeed:

The story actually begins in 1770, with one Richard Trevithick, engineer, being visited by a stranger swaddled in rags to obscure his face and the precise dimensions of his body. Plans for a steam-powered “road locomotive” are thrust into Richard’s hands. “But… but these are far beyond current technology,” Richard whispers, stunned. A voice issues from the rags, manically, too screechy to be completely human, the syllables incomplete, malformed. Years later, all Richard will ever claim to have understood are two words, repeated over and over again. “Puffing devil, puffing devil, puffing devil.”

This is how I have always felt & will continue to feel about operating a massive zoom-machine of potential death multiple times daily like it’s no big deal.  My complete lack of depth perception (thanks, strabismus!) does not help.

qwantzfeed:

The story actually begins in 1770, with one Richard Trevithick, engineer, being visited by a stranger swaddled in rags to obscure his face and the precise dimensions of his body. Plans for a steam-powered “road locomotive” are thrust into Richard’s hands. “But… but these are far beyond current technology,” Richard whispers, stunned. A voice issues from the rags, manically, too screechy to be completely human, the syllables incomplete, malformed. Years later, all Richard will ever claim to have understood are two words, repeated over and over again. “Puffing devil, puffing devil, puffing devil.”

This is how I have always felt & will continue to feel about operating a massive zoom-machine of potential death multiple times daily like it’s no big deal.  My complete lack of depth perception (thanks, strabismus!) does not help.

qwantzfeed
qwantzfeed:

that last quote is from an apple “think different[ly]” commercial, so wow i hope you enjoy your apple products you RETROACTIVE HISTORICAL ENABLERS

Heck yes, this is kind of a major problem I have with Tumblr & the whole mindless mutual appreciation society atmosphere that thrives here.  “If they can’t see how beautiful you are, forget them. Do your own thing, you’re perfect. Live for your dreams & no one else’s.” Etc. Of course everyone needs affirmation, but these sayings lose all power & significance when said glibly by the Internet instead of sincerely by someone who actually knows you & your life. Rant out.

qwantzfeed:

that last quote is from an apple “think different[ly]” commercial, so wow i hope you enjoy your apple products you RETROACTIVE HISTORICAL ENABLERS

Heck yes, this is kind of a major problem I have with Tumblr & the whole mindless mutual appreciation society atmosphere that thrives here.  “If they can’t see how beautiful you are, forget them. Do your own thing, you’re perfect. Live for your dreams & no one else’s.” Etc. Of course everyone needs affirmation, but these sayings lose all power & significance when said glibly by the Internet instead of sincerely by someone who actually knows you & your life. Rant out.