2 Up 2 Down

I’ve been a design enthusiast since childhood. At the age of four I witnessed the launch of Apollo 11, and was amazed that humans could accomplish such feats. I was inspired by the fact that people could design, build and launch something as huge and complex as a Saturn V rocket. And then, of course, we landed on the moon. Wow. I’m still looking for that ‘Wow’ factor. It could come from something complex or from something simple. I rode a Cyclone, not a Big Wheel.

Holiday Time 2007-08

2 Up 2 Down

Marshall Presnell throws a bunch of pencil shavings and rusty nails in the holiday punch. Not much “up” as the year draws to a close, unfortunately.

Smirk All You Want, We’ll Make War

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Marshall Presnell cheers big comfy couches and Barack Obama, while jeers are doled out to stripping away OSHA’s regulatory power and lack of movement on the “I” word.

The Water That Makes Your Mouth Water

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The long-awaited return of Marshall Presnell’s design musings! He’s got a love letter for Boeing, a need to find out what Dasani execs are smoking (and how he can get some), and he’s come to praise the prez not bury…. wait, he wants to do both.

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2 Up 2 Down

Marshall Presnell gives the thumbs up to American, wait, human ingenuity in search of new frontiers, and gives a thumbs down to the BIG CONCEPTS.

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