Friday, April 29, 2022

Newspapers? What Are Those?

I am reading Cresson H. Kearney's Nuclear War Survival Skills which I found on one of my too many bookshelves.   He makes repeated references to using newspaper as an insulating material.  Newspapers on dead tree pulp still exist (although I have no idea why).  How many years before this book will cause confusion among its readers?


  1. The newspaper is an essential prop in so many classic and modern films, that I think the majority will always know what it is -- much like we know that early phones required cranking, and-not-quite-so-early ones you still asked an operator to connect you.

    Here's an article on the business of prop newspapers:


  2. You'll find much of interest here.