It is the day Marty McFly and Doc travel to in Back to the Future II.
The Internet and news is full of how the future of the movie is a reality now - or not, specially the technologies such as hover-skate boards and flying cars.
But I am wondering about MY past. In the movie they travel from October 26, 1985 to the future of 2015. (The movie was released in 1989).
1985? What was I doing?
That's me in the picture! I was a reporter on a small newspaper in England. That's me at the fire station, with firemen showing how strong they are....
After university, this was my first job at the Surrey Advertiser, a weekly newspaper in southern England. I lived and worked in a town called Guildford, reporting on local news.
It was a weekly paper, so we had a very slow work pace.
I interviewed people using a pen and notepad. Then I went back to the office and wrote the story on a typewriter. I made a copy of the story using carbon paper, then walked across the office and put it in a tray on the news editor's desk, she read it and then she walked to the sub editor's table and gave it to them to check.
They planned the story into the paper all ON paper. No computers. If I wanted to telephone the office from a story location I used a public phone box.
Very different from today!
How about you in 1985? What were you doing?