“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
Not quite another Kitty Hawk, but CLOSE –– possibly a good start.'Twould be wonderful to have viable aircraft –– and OTHER kinds of transportation –– that were quiet, non-polluting and not dependent on fossil fuels, although it looks right now as though an actual human pilot or passenger might suffer a deadly electric shock. ;-)
Barrett mentioned the Industrial Revolution as long established.Not really. From what I see of modern-post-modern society, our benighted species has still failed to come to grips with developments that established themselves in the mid-nineteenth- century.I often think it possible that the Luddites were right after all.
It would make one hell of an effective bug zapper, that's for sure!
Doesn't the lavender lantern do that for you well enough? I have to admit the sadist in me feels a little warm glow of satisfaction every time I hear the ZZZZZZZZZZZZT! that means another pestiferous insect has just been fried to a crisp.It adds just the right note to the Symphony of Sultry Summer Evenings.
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