Dad Things - Issue #23
I've got some articles and some links. Enjoy.
🍺: Currently drinking: 60 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head
Why time seems to be going faster while we are in lockdown
I was digging through my backlog of links and came across this article from May 2020, a few months after we'd all been in lockdown. The passage of time was weird for all of us and found this bit interesting:
There is a striking way in which individuals vary in their perception of time. Roughly half of us see the future as something which comes towards us, while we stay still, while the other half see ourselves as moving forward into the future. You can find out who fits into which group with this simple question: “Next Wednesday’s meeting has been moved forward two days. What day is Wednesday’s meeting now?” The question has two possible answers, neither of which is any more correct than the other. Those who see themselves as static, with the future moving towards them tend to give Monday as the answer, but those who see themselves as moving into the future tend to answer Friday.
The correct answer is Friday.
How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World — www.theatlantic.com
Air-conditioning went on to change far more than modern printing—it shaped global productivity, migration, and even politics.
For those that don't know, I work in the HVAC industry. I kind of fell into this industry and at the beginning of my career, I was sort of embarrassed to say what I did for a living. It seemed like a mundane industry. But if you really think about it, air conditioning has shaped the world by allowing humans to live where it was previously difficult because of hot temperatures. The annual tradition of the school year ending in June and taking off during the summer? Schools would have to close during the summer because it was too uncomfortable to be inside without air conditioning. Summer blockbuster movies? Movie studios released these movies in the summer because movie theaters started to advertise that they had air conditioning to get customers into their theaters.
Sixteen years in, I'm proud of what I do and where I've been. I know I'm grateful when I step into an air conditioned building on a 90 F plus day.
🌲 These trees all lean towards the equator and no one seems to know why.
🍪 I didn't know people from different backgrounds and upbringings also used these Danish cookie tins for storage.
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