It was fun to read a number of your ‘Year In Review’ reports prepared by WordPress. Seems like 2012 was a big success all around, congratulations! There’s probably as many ways to measure success as Blogs at WordPress. OK, I just checked…..WOW (That’s a lot of choice, so thanks for being here).
Canadian Author William Kinsella, who by the way was born in my home town of Edmonton and wrote the novel ‘Shoeless Joe’, the movie ‘Field Of Dreams’ is base on, once said about success:
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
― W.P. Kinsella
It seems to me, it’s easier to plan for professional success than personal success? What do you think? If happiness is the ultimate measure of success then I’m having a great year here at Boomdeeadda.
While my inner happiness can’t be measured on this vintage yardstick, it made me awfully happy to find it. It wasn’t a big investment but I like it tons, it seems to fit right in with all the other treasure.
We haven’t had ‘Czechoslovakia’ on the map since 1993 when that country split into two independent states, Czech Republic and Slovakia. But Czechoslovakia became a country way back in 1918, so this ruler could have a long history.
I love how it’s all hinged together and folds up neatly.
LOGAREX of Czechoslovakia is the same company famous for their Vintage Slide Rulers. You often see them on eBay. I found this information online at The History of Slide Rule Inventors
“The company was founded before WWII as a factory and shop for drawing instruments.
From 1948 to 1950 they belonged to L&C Hardtmuth, which made the Koh-I-Noor pencils.
After becoming a state-run business, LOGAREX made slide rules mainly for the Eastern Block”
I took a moment to daydream about where my little vintage ruler may have traveled. Who’s tool box, in what countries has it graced? It now lives happily in the Boomdee craft zone and sometimes it’s nice to measure things.