Timeless Technology

Last night, I listened to President Obama address the nation following the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect. His remarks were heard following a press conference by the Massachusetts State Police.

I listened to both of these segments on AM radio in my Jeep, because all of the local FM stations continued to appease the needs of Bieber fans and commercials.

I tuned into the first station that wasn’t broadcasting a baseball game; it was obvious when I found a station reporting news, so I stopped on that spot on the dial. 1

After both press conferences concluded, the national rebroadcast was paused for station identification. “This is 84 WHAS, Louisville.” Louisville?¬†As the crow flies, Free Map Tools says I’m 385 miles away from WHAS.

The rate our world is evolving is unmistakable, but it’s humbling to see a technology invented at the turn of the last century¬†continue to perform so exceptionally over large distances.

  1. Sadly, my radio doesn’t have a dial. It’s digital, and the lack of adjustment is very apparent, especially on AM.