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  1. jm2

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    Us old guys need to stick together!
     
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    Us young guys will just nod and smile politely. :)

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    #10378 330 4HL, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    more geodesic polyhedrons for me -:)
    I saw him speak at McGill when I was living in Montreal and the U.S. built a giant geodesic dome for their EXPO pavilion, and saw him a couple of more times at UBC. Even when he was quite old you could see him struggle to speak fast enough to keep up with his ideas. I think he was possibly the smartest person I have ever met; of course I was always a bit weak on the math side of things - LOL!

    BTW, notice I didn't put a year on that EXPO. If anyone wants to know how old I am they're going to do some research!
     
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    Ha! No research necessary. I was there! 1967
     
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    Totally forgot about his Geodesic Domes!
     
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    We built one in college, U of NM. covered w/ roofs from wrecked cars. about 20 ft high. He came by and saw it, as did Mike Reynolds (Earthship). 67 or 68
     
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    Of course, I was only 3:)
     
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    The CCS counter to ACCD's live stream with Stew Reed? Or was that ACCD response to CCS?
     
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    First time I ever used a tape recorder (!) in classroom; Bucky taught a course at SJSC/ID in 1966; NO ONE could hand write notes fast enough to keep up with the stream of ideas/creativity coming out of that old farts brain! Later we did an event at Esalen in Big Sur; in 2 days 20 kids built 30 tent-sized domes in the forest (my first prefab experience). Maybe my first real taste of 'out of the box' thinking was working with Bucky Fuller. Everything following that semester got examined in new ways. He didn't think much of my ex-racer Porsche speedster tho....too noisy; but the motor was in the right place.....
     
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    Still there, and I see see it twice a day - to and from office - when I work-from-work. So haven’t seen it lately. Very dramatically lit up at night, BTW; makes for fun viewing.
     
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    Yea. They need to be bigger, too, so as to perfect that "look at me" style! :D
     
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    Sister lived in one for a while at SIU - cool little pad - kinda hastily constructed student project, though, and only survived a few subsequent tenants after she split.
     
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    Wasn’t quite sure where to post this, but the design/style comparison made me stop and take the photos.
    Never been that big a design fan of MacLaren , but this example is absolutely beautiful. Right color as well.
    The 60 year old Cadillac on the other hand is a trip down ‘design memory lane’. They don’t Mae them that big anymore thank goodness, although pick-ups have taken up the mantle of being huge. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login



    Today’s WSJ has an interesting article on the current state of Pick-up Truck Design, and it’s not flattering.
    Trying to figure out a way to post the article.
     
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    Nice.

    The surfacing and continuity of curvature still better on the Caddy! And the Caddy is, dare I say it, a more elegant and refined shape - save for the outsized fins.
     
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    I used to be in awe as to how much clay it took to do those ‘50’s - ‘60’s ‘boats’
     
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    Of course, the Caddy has twice the real estate to make curves elegant.
     
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    Indeed. With that much real estate you could resolve most design proposals/solutions.
    Some better than others as you might imagine.
     
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    I thought Bill Mitchell insisted on carving them directly in Carrara marble...
     
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