Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I recently had the soul-sucking horror of "debating" someone on Youtube. They claimed the Apollo 12 TV camera had a vidicon tube and could not have burned out so quickly by being pointed at the sun. I was accused of not having read one iota of documentation regarding the camera (I guess I dreamt the 5 1/2 years I spent researching the cameras developed and used on Apollo, along with speaking with Stan Lebar specifically about the tube) and it was painfully obvious the idiot I was arguing with had absolutely NO idea who I was. Given I was also accused of never having read "Live TV From the Moon", I can rest easy in calling that person exactly how I see them: a full fledged wilfully ignorant idiot. How very, very disturbing.