I am gratified by the uniformly positive response my book The Perfectionist: Peter Kilham and the Birds has received. In going through the boxes of his papers, I came across an amateur off-the-air recording of my father interviewed by an NBC TV station around 1980. The image quality is technically poor, characteristic of the early video tape recorders, but the interview captures the essence of Peter Kilham.
Check it out below or watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ANYnGe0zHE4 and enjoy!
If you think climate change is bad now, wait. Imagine what your descendants will experience:
We walked the desert in our land.
We saw shards and wrecks
scattered in the sand.
Not broken pots or pillars of stone,
but defunct computers and pieces of bone.
We heard a ghostly voice
from a gossamer muse,
“Look around for what's nice--
Something besides plastics and rust.
The creations of art and music
fed the worms and now are dust.”
(c) 2018 Larry Kilham
See all of Larry Kilham's poems on this site here.
Larry Kilham is a Sloan School of Management graduate from MIT, received three patents, and has founded two high-tech companies. Many of his product designs required innovative use of computers, and as early as the 1960s he was researching artificial intelligence (AI).