1995 Letter to Dale Carnegie

Just a reminder that all the way to mid-1990s even major organizations did not have websites.  Here’s a letter I wrote when I was in my mid-twenties to Dale Carnegie Training, to inquire about the classes they offered:

According to the Wayback Machine, even Dalle Carnegie Institute  started their website in late 1998/early 1999.  It’s funny that in 1995 I had a website hosted under the old AOL website product; when there were only 23,000 or so sites worldwide.   

Growth - Number of Websites

           130 (1993)
        2,738 (1994)
       23,500 (1995)
     252,000 (1996)
  1,117,259 (1997)
  2,410,067 (1998)
  6,177,453 (1999)
17,119,262 (2000 aka the TIPPING POINT)

Bilin bakalım bu nedir?  |  Guess what this is… 

Bilin bakalım bu nedir?  |  Guess what this is… 

Karikatür: Modernleşen Tarım
14 yaşındayken yapmışım. O zaman kı meşhur Çarşaf Dergisi’nde yayınlanmıştı;  sene 1982.
Comic Strip: Modernization in Agriculture
I drew this when I was about 14.  It was published in the satire magazine of the 70s and 80s, Çarşaf.  I believe the year is 1982.

Karikatür: Modernleşen Tarım

14 yaşındayken yapmışım. O zaman kı meşhur Çarşaf Dergisi’nde yayınlanmıştı;  sene 1982.


Comic Strip: Modernization in Agriculture

I drew this when I was about 14.  It was published in the satire magazine of the 70s and 80s, Çarşaf.  I believe the year is 1982.

Bakın ne buldum: Abdülcambaz
Turhan Selçuk bir numaraydı valla!  Eskileri dökmek iyi geldi. 

For my friends who don’t speak Turkish or know who Turhan Selçuk is:
Turhan Selçuk is considered to be one of the few cartoonists in Turkey back in the 60s and 70s, who paved the way for the current Turkish caricature scene.  He was the founder of the Turkish Cartoonists Association together with Semih Balcıoğlu and Ferit Öngören.  I am a big admirer of Turhan Selçuk, and always enjoyed his semi-superhero semi-total-human Ottoman character Abdulcambaz.

Bakın ne buldum: Abdülcambaz

Turhan Selçuk bir numaraydı valla!  Eskileri dökmek iyi geldi. 



For my friends who don’t speak Turkish or know who Turhan Selçuk is:

Turhan Selçuk is considered to be one of the few cartoonists in Turkey back in the 60s and 70s, who paved the way for the current Turkish caricature scene.  He was the founder of the Turkish Cartoonists Association together with Semih Balcıoğlu and Ferit Öngören.  I am a big admirer of Turhan Selçuk, and always enjoyed his semi-superhero semi-total-human Ottoman character Abdulcambaz.

Mr. Bedri Palamut 
…zamanında çok önemli bir zattı.  
80’lerin sonları ile 90’ların başları.  Eski kartvizit defterlerimden buldum. 
TCDD = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (Turkish State Railways)

Mr. Bedri Palamut

…zamanında çok önemli bir zattı.  

80’lerin sonları ile 90’ların başları.  Eski kartvizit defterlerimden buldum. 

TCDD = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (Turkish State Railways)