My blogging friend Lee has tagged me with this meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book.Here's what I've found:
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
Products began to offer something more, something magical, something that could only be achieved at the press of a button. Indeed, of the terms used by people in the Populuxe era to describe their remarkable time — "the jet age," "the space age," "the atomic age" — "the push-button age" seems the most comprehensive and evocative, the one that embraces the miracles and the menace of the time.Yes, there was. My family's first car (or the first one I know about), a Plymouth, had a push-button transmission.
There was a tremendous proliferation of push buttons on products during the 1950s and well into the 1960s.
Thomas Hine, Populuxe (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2007)
Ben, Elaine, Jason, Joe, Sara: you're it.