“tempo” on solar in 1955

Tonight, as I often do, I was relaxing in the tub with an issue of the 50’s men’s magazine “Tempo.” In this particular issue, there are a lot of great pictorials of young Italian women going about their daily lives in bikinis, but what I thought that you might enjoy is this early article on the promise of solar energy. I suppose there’s a chance that other, non-smutty, magazines touched on the subject even earlier, but, as I don’t read those kinds of magazines, I wouldn’t know.

It’s not terribly encouraging when you think about how far we’ve come in 53 years, is it?

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3 Comments

  1. Paw
    Posted August 18, 2008 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Lee Wilson’s academic work in photovoltaic chemistry is, to this day, the gold standard. The world lost a truly great mind that day in ’62 when her negligee caught fire. We might have gone solar years ago, if not for that damned Bunsen burner.

  2. Leslie Swan
    Posted August 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    You wouldn’t expect it, but each issue of the magazine Black Inches contains three or four peer reviewed articles on neurology.

  3. Posted August 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Are you still sticking to the claim that you haven’t yet opened that box from Hustler? I suppose we’re supposed to see this post and assume Tempo is as ‘crazy’ as things get in the tub over at your place. We haven’t forgotten the box you know.

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