This was originally published on Pessimists Archive.
At the end of the 1920s airplanes were becoming a more common sight in the skies, in 1928 The New York Times reported on growing disdain, comparing it to past reactions to transport innovations.
The piece was subtitled “A Skeptical Nation Visits Upon the Airplane the Doubts it Once Felt for the Automobile,” and we had a voice actor read the entire thing aloud. Hear it here.
We also turned this episode of Pessimists Aloud Podcast into an article for GroundTruthAutonomy.Com, excerpt below: