April 1st 1989 was a typical gray dreary day in Seattle. At 7pm a “special report” interrupted the broadcast on Seattle’s local NBC affiliate KING 5. A news announcer solemnly announced that about 7 minutes ago at 6:53pm, Seattle’s most iconic landmark, the Space Needle had collapsed. The announcer reported that injuries where light, noting that a maintenance man had been sent to the Harbor View emergency room. The announcer said that structural damage to buildings around the Space Needle was extensive and the Needle itself was beyond repair. Video showed two photos of the collapsed Space Needle. The…

Jason Rigden

You may remember me from such projects as The Seattle Podcasters Guild, The Talking Cryptocurrency Podcast, or some of my popular Python tutorials.

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