We are memories.
He takes his time on the nine rungs of the ladder. Then another five seconds or so for the initial, almost hesitant, contact. His foot reaches down, rebounds, and then settles onto the ground, which reminds him of powder. Neil Armstrong is on the moon. The first person ever. More than half a billion people, at that time around one-fifth of the world’s population, hear the sentence spoken on July 21, 1969, at 2:56 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time, etched in our memories forevermore: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
The year 1969 was like a concentrated beam of light. Emergence. Departure. Awakening. Tom Wolfe believed the naive notion that the impossible could happen was what made the 1960s possible in the first place. Politics, society, technology. Apollo 11. The first 747. Woodstock. Around a quarter of a million people protest the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. “Give Peace a Chance.” The precursor of the Internet. Easy Rider. IBM releases the floppy disk. Stonewall Inn patrons riot on Christopher Street in New York. The first flight of the Concorde. The Beatles on the rooftop of the
Every age has its moments. Remarkable. Important. Fleeting. Superfluous. Memory researchers talk about anchor points. Every issue of Christophorus takes a look back, because we are what we remember. The year 2013 marked half a century of the
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.