… that I was being indoctrinated on a playground. I saw this link to an article about Cold War playgrounds and gave it the ol’ clicky cloo. Somewhere in Livonia, Michigan (not Russia) was a playground visited by yours truly. I distinctly remember climbing up a 3 or 4 story rocket and thinking “this is really rusty and I like it.” At the time, it was just a playground thing. But now, perspective and hindsight being 20/20, it would appear that one of the primary functions of that equipment was to get me excited about space, nuclear war, and satellite dishes.
So… what does today’s playground equipment teach? Does anyone else remember Cold War era playground equipment? By the time I was playground ready, most of it was on the way out. Nonetheless, this fascinates me.
I think it’s neat to learn about stuff you didn’t know at the time. Thanks, internet.