1970s.. and this:
It was always an honour to be the sugar lump monitor at school. Miss Badcock would take out the sugar lumps and her little brown bottle at 11 O’clock everyday. She would then arrange the lumps on a square aluminium and, using the pink ended pipette that came with the bottle, she would put a single drip of what she called her “monkey juice” on each little cube.
Then, joy of joys, it was time for Miss Badcock to pick the monitor. Hands would shoot up as children would sit, ramrod straight and muttering “miss, miss.” Miss Badcock would scan the class with a critical eye, instantly dismissing the ‘odd’ children and picking the one who she felt had best exemplified the Scarfolk Ideal. The chosen one would then collect the tray from the desk and then proudly process around the class, distributing the sugar lumps to their fellow pupils. Any children who were deemed to have been badly behaved or just disliked by staff were personally given a double dose by Miss Badcock.
This daily ritual was followed by “Golden Time” as we were allowed to relax for a while and our teacher would read aloud to us from the works of Alistair Crowley and go over general Thelemic principals with the class. The children who had been given the double doses would make rather alarming noises and try to eat their own eyes, but this lent an extra dimension to the rather jolly time the test of us were experiencing.
I look at this picture often, and I’m still so proud of it. It’s still the best Oscar picture ever taken. And modern photographers should take that as a challenge.
Photo by Terry O’Neill, 1977.
In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet.
They report that they have achieved perfectly accurate teleportation of quantum information over short distances. They are now seeking to repeat their experiment over the distance of more than a kilometer. If they are able to repeatedly show that entanglement works at this distance, it will be a definitive demonstration of the entanglement phenomenon and quantum mechanical theory.
Quantum teleportation is not the “Star Trek”-style movement of people or things…
The future will be awesome.
MICHAEL RITCHIE 1972
“Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem is with you — not with the other person.”
Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem is with you — not with the other person. It’s all about figuring out what somebody’s really into — what they’re passionate about.