Saturday, January 12, 2008

Buckaneer Lore

Some tracked Bucky because they loved the dome and what it portended, in terms of sheltering big dishes or whatever, whereas others, an earlier cohort, came because of the car, the dymaxion vehicle.

Jay Baldwin was one of the latter. Although he worked closely with Bucky on many dome projects, including a first pillow, his heart was in automobiles and auto mechanics, futuristic concept cars especially -- another way to make the future happen.

Jay's dad, like Jay, has a very Native American appearance and would stand proudly on the parade float, in like Montclair, New Jersey, as a last Mohican or like that.

Jay headed to the west coast as soon as he was old enough to drive. He loves the LA freeway system, that Worlds Fair future many dreamed would come true, yet today often villainize (too many drivers).

Personally speaking, I consider the North American I-net one of the great wonders of the world, nor have I anything against car nuts.