History and aesthetic of computer animation and virtual reality. Notes on Los Angeles in the 1980s and the computer animation community of that time. Miscellaneous commentary on the archaeology of the cold war, as well as notes on the esoteric knowledge as it manifests in popular culture, cinematic theory, the hollow earth, espionage, corruption in civic governance, the aesthetics of conspiracy theories, the failure of the cultural myth and other related topics.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Commentary on Ageism by Louis L'Amour (1908-1988)
I first became aware of the problem of
ageism when reading an interview with the great American author and
philosopher, Louis L'Amour, in an airline magazine.
Sometime in the late 70s, flying on Pacific Southwest Airlines, an airline which is now sadly out of business, I read an interview with Mr.
L'Amour whose work I had seen in hundreds of grocery stores and whom I
had never read, and he advised:
Never tell your
age. There is too much ageism in America.
I was in my early 20s, I somehow knew that I was hearing the voice
of experience, and that I should take his advice.