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Title: Found this
Post by: Katie on February 26, 2016, 10:28:15 PM
Kind of interesting.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3056915/the-recommender/how-a-1990-hardy-boys-book-presaged-the-future-of-the-internet (http://www.fastcompany.com/3056915/the-recommender/how-a-1990-hardy-boys-book-presaged-the-future-of-the-internet)
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: MacGyver on February 29, 2016, 03:18:38 PM
As someone who has an interest in computers and technology and loves The Hardy Boys, I found this article very interesting indeed. Thanks for the link! :) 8)
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: VLoneWolf on March 03, 2016, 03:02:52 PM
Just like Tom Swift The Hardy Boys seem to be ahead on some of the technology.
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: Katie on March 04, 2016, 05:50:54 PM
Just like Tom Swift The Hardy Boys seem to be ahead on some of the technology.

How do you mean?
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: VLoneWolf on March 05, 2016, 02:58:19 PM
Tom Swift had some kind of electric rifle that inspired the Taser.  The Hardy Boys were using a radio controlled plane with a camera mounted on it in
The Skyfire Puzzle. Kind of like a drone.  Their are probably other examples.
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2016, 10:38:30 PM
Definitely. The Hardy Boys usually stay pretty current if not ahead on technology. :) 8) And Tom Swift stays ahead of technology most all the time! (He's the one inventing it!) :D
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: tomswift2002 on March 07, 2016, 07:04:07 PM
Tom Swift's electric rifle has appeared in a Hardy Boys novel, unfortunately neither Frank or Joe were the ones using it.  That was left up to Tom Swift Jr. in Time Bomb.

But the original novel, Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle is available on the internet, since the story is in the Public Domain in both the US and Canada. 

But I see that at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival there was a 95-minute documentary on the entire issue of the TASER, apparently interviewing the inventors of the TASER and various law enforcement agencies and the documentary was called Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle.
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: MacGyver on March 08, 2016, 03:35:53 PM
That's pretty cool! For a fan of series books, technology and history, that sounds like something I might like to check out. Thanks for the information about the documentary. :) 8)
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: tomswift2002 on June 12, 2016, 09:17:30 PM
Just found these old interviews with Larry Mike Garmon and Steve Grant, two authors of the Hardy Boys Casefiles.

http://www.angelfire.com/ab7/bg/bg_5.html
Title: Re: Found this
Post by: MacGyver on June 14, 2016, 05:31:07 PM
Nice! Thanks for posting the link. That will be cool to check out when I get a chance. :) 8)