Relive the romantic era of technology and invention and look again at the early 20th century, read the same materials as the young men of the day and try to feel what they felt, putting together a basement workshop or an “experimenter’s lab” in the corner of their bedroom.
An Exciting New World Awaits
From the pages of Everyday Engineering magazine and other carefully selected materials, you’ll discover the cutting edge technology of those early days and get a sense of how thousands of boys and young men became excited in their quest to master the budding new fields of electricity, wireless, automobiles, aeronautics and much, much more.
Technology, then, seemed to convey a sense of optimism and hope that’s missing now amidst the cynicism and politics. It was a positive feeling we would do well to revive and through these pages perhaps we will.
Study Hard – Take Charge of Your Own Life
The underlying theme you’ll see in these pages is the constant encouragement to engage in independent study with technical books and correspondence schools. Using those precious evening hours to get ahead by learning, you could advance in your work, qualify for a new job at a higher salary or even, start a new business. This, too, is a habit worth promoting and on these pages we’ll try to rekindle that flame, as well.
Self Esteem is Rooted in Accomplishment
It’s hard to believe but many young men today (and women, too!) have never experienced the pleasures of confronting a real technical problem and solving it, they have no desire to get their hands dirty. If you’re like me, a technical challenge is an opportunity to exercise your mind by defining the problem, gathering information, coming up with possible solutions and trying them one by one, learning from setbacks but not giving up until finally, you succeed. The solution may be complex or it may be elegant in its simplicity but in either case, the accomplishment is real and leads to an unshakeable sense of self confidence and self-esteem unmatched by the fragile feelings promoted by those who offer constant praise regardless of results.
Modern Technology in its Infancy – Habits of Mind You Can Use Today
The technology on these pages may be old but it formed the basis for everything we see today. The theme of constant self improvement through study and hard work is as fresh today as ever but it sometimes gets lost in the noise.
If you feel a sense of kinship to these ideas or if you feel even the slightest attraction to vintage technology or like the thought of an experimenter’s workshop, Everyday Engineering should be in your list of favorites. Bookmark us now and make it one of your must visit websites.