Walking on the hill

Walking on the hill

I learned from The Writers Almanac that Monday was the birthdate of the first CT scan to be performed on October 1st, 1971 in England.  The woman was suspected of having a brain tumor and the scan took several hours to complete and process into an image.  The doctors could make out what appeared to be a mass and so performed surgery, remarking that it looked just like the scan did.  The early models produced a file with a mere 80×80 pixel resolution.  A bit of interesting trivia:  the Beatles played a part in the success of the modern CT scanner that was actually first marketed as an EMI-scanner (photograph here).  They had made so much money for their record label that EMI could fund in-depth research into the scanner that (according to the Writers Almanac) allowed the developer to devote 4 years of his work to developing the machine. 

It was a mixed up day sleep-wise but the evening hours were exceptionally nice with some soft rain.  We took a drive back to Portsmouth, Ohio and sampled another of Chicken Ranch Pizza from the Portsmouth Brewery.  When we left, every table in the place was filled.  Spectacular pizza.  The shot posted above was from this weekend, during some really nice weather.

 "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.  Die
knowing something.  You are not
here long"

Walker Evans, photographer
(link to a google search of his photographs)