We are memories.
He takes his time on the nine rungs of the ladder. Then another five seconds or so for the initial, almost hesitant, contact. His foot reaches down, rebounds, and then settles onto the ground, which reminds him of powder. Neil Armstrong is on the moon. The first person ever. More than half a billion people, at that time around one-fifth of the world’s population, hear the sentence spoken on July 21, 1969, at 2:56 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time, etched in our memories forevermore: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
The year 1969 was like a concentrated beam of light. Emergence. Departure. Awakening. Tom Wolfe believed the naive notion that the impossible could happen was what made the 1960s possible in the first place. Politics, society, technology. Apollo 11. The first 747. Woodstock. Around a quarter of a million people protest the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. “Give Peace a Chance.” The precursor of the Internet. Easy Rider. IBM releases the floppy disk. Stonewall Inn patrons riot on Christopher Street in New York. The first flight of the Concorde. The Beatles on the rooftop of the
Every age has its moments. Remarkable. Important. Fleeting. Superfluous. Memory researchers talk about anchor points. Every issue of Christophorus takes a look back, because we are what we remember. The year 2013 marked half a century of the
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* The data presented here was recorded using the Euro 5 test procedure (715/2007/EC, 692/2008/EC, 566/2011/EC and ECE-R 101/01) and the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The respective figures were not recorded on individual vehicles and do not constitute part of the offer. This data is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the respective models. Fuel consumption was recorded on vehicles with standard specification. Optional equipment may affect fuel consumption and vehicle performance. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are not only determined by a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but also by the driving style and other factors irrespective of vehicle specification.