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Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) (1887-1965)

PEN AND INK
2 X 3 1/4 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 24 AUGUST 1960, PAGE 253

GAZING UP AT THE AMERICAN SATELLITE BALLOON ONE NIGHT LAST WEEK, SEEING IT DRIFT, THE WRONG WAY BY THE STANDARDS OF THE SUN AND MOON, ACROSS THE SKY LIKE A FIRST-MAGNITUDE STAR THAT HAD COME LOOSE FROM ITS MOORINGS, I FOUND MYSELF HOPING THAT SOME UNFORESEEN SNAG WOULD ARISE TO THIS BUSINESS OF BOUNCING RADIO SIGNALS OFF IT. IF THE PROCESS IS A SUCCESS, THEN EVERY NATION, NOT TO SAY EVERY TELEPHONE, BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION COMPANY, IS GOING TO PUT A BALLOON UP THERE AS SOON AS IT CAN LAY HANDS ON THE NECESSARY ROCKET. THIS IS GOING TO PLAY HELL WITH THE NAVIGATION OF SHIPS AND OF PEOPLE COMING HOME LATE FROM PARTIES. WHAT'S MORE, I SUSPECT THAT IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THEY DISCOVER HOW TO PUT ADVERTISEMENTS ON THE THINGS


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£450

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