Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood.
The members of the “Buchstabenmuseum” society have made it their business to keep those old signs, which formerly have given public space its determined appearance, as pieces of an exhibition “alive”. At the moment the museum is moving to a new location. On 12/6/2013 at 7pm the new home for the letters will be inaugurated near the Alexanderplatz. Regular exhibition starts on 12/7/2013. The signs have been partly donated but have also very often been saved from scrapping etc. by the society members, after negotiating with the respective owners. New members, donated money and photos of signs, independent of languages and scripts, along with contacts to the owners are welcome. Further on the museum still is in need of a final location.
Copyright of photos:
- 1 Peter Kloser
- 2 Michael Setzpfandt
- 3 Ralf Hiemisch
- 4-10 Peter Kloser
PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine
What is the reason to follow the calendar? Don`t mind what day it is today … just live
Really beautiful, view them all here
The web is strong. The web is tough. The web is plenty big enough.
Computers, after all, are just shaky towers of nested abstractions
Some psychotic who insists that Stanley must hire him has been sitting on a park bench outside the office for a couple of weeks, and occasionally comes to the building. In self-defense, Stan has secreted a large hunting knife in his briefcase.
Everything takes more time than you thought, everything costs more money than you thought, and almost everything turns out not quite as cool as you expected.
August 6. Stanley suggests that we make the computer female and call her Athena.
August 17. We’ve also got the name of our hero at last – Alex Bowman. Hurrah!
August 19. Writing all day. Two thousand words exploring Jupiter’s satellites. Dull work.
September 7. Stanley quite happy. “We’re in fantastic shape.” He has made up a 100-item questionnaire about our astronauts, e.g. do they sleep in their pyjamas, what do they eat for breakfast, etc.
After a couple of years of this, I felt that when the novel finally appeared it should be “by Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick: based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur Clarke” – whereas the movie should have the credits reversed. This still seems the nearest approximation to the complicated truth.