Satellite Trucks were in extreme demand and in an even shorter supply.
If at that moment, one was to proclaim that in 20 years the satellite truck would be all but an afterthought, you could have been declared crazy.
Next, you'll be telling me we'll be able to use cell phones to record video AND to transmit video. Yeah right!
We had an old school map, a whiteboard smothered in numbers, and fax machines (remember them?) that went through fax paper like a pandemic goes through toilet paper (satellite bookings to all uplinks, carriers and downlinks had to be faxed).
And a room full of hardwired phones.
For the most tragic of reasons and through a roller coaster of emotions, the adrenaline flowed for days. We congratulated each other for our work while we cried for humanity.
In a way, though, we were mostly sheltered and buffered from the reality of what was truly happening.
Sometimes being lost in your work can be beneficial, although I suspect, temporary.
Images on a screen were merely a raster of 525 lines that needed to be stabilised, synchronised, routed, and recorded.
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Uncle Bob's would like to apologize to the following people or groups of people who we undoubtedly have offended over the course of the past few years. If you feel you have been personally offended then take this apology to be specifically for you. Otherwise, we apologize to Jewish Mexicans, President Barack Hussein Obama Mmm Mmm Mmm a.k.a. Hopey McChangey, Catholic Priests who dork little boys, vegetarians, Fruit Loop, Atkins' Diet adherents and other fat-asses, Dennis J. Olson, Delta Lady, Joe and his Socks, paranoid persona's, space aliens, Illegal Aliens, Boy Scouts, same sex aficionados, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Canadians, ditch diggers, people who support the aforementioned, people on Prozac, Mel Gibson, Nazi Mods, Tiger Woods, motorcycle gang members, rag heads or towel heads or any other Middle Eastern personas or personae, Crotch Bombers, Britney Spears, the blind, the entire Gay and Lesbian community, Charlie Sheen, Black Panthers, NAACP, and anybody who has ever been called Lard Ass.