TIME at 60: A Letter From The Editor-In-Chief

The atom was still unsplit. So were most marriages. Movies were silent, television existed only in the laboratory, and a "byte," however you spelled it, had to do with food, not information. Freud was becoming an unsettling household word, although the U.S. was not yet his colony. Hitler was still widely regarded as a hysterical Munich beer-hall brawler who could have benefited from Freud's treatment. In headlines "holocaust" was only a word for a large fire. Japan's chief export was raw silk. The jet set did not...

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