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To: dagogo redux

I can’t recall an invention that changed human behavior on a planet wide scale in such a short time period.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 9:25:46 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rebelbase
I can’t recall an invention that changed human behavior on a planet wide scale in such a short time period.

Yeah, I know. 10 years ago, cellphones only were for calling people. 20 years ago, they looked like Star Trek communicators and those without used pagers (remember those?). 30 years ago, they were the size of lunchboxes or if lucky, a brick. There are days I long for the days prior to cellphones, heck, I remember when CB radio was big and fun. Between this and the internet, I keep thinking ti is an allegory to the Biblical story of The Tower of Babel, if a few key parts stop working, the whole mess will come down and we are back to landlines (if lucky) or radio in the shortwave/VHF/UHF bands ala CB and ham radio and others.

BTW, here is a pic about wiretapping from 1963:

 photo rfkwiretap1963_zps1de928bb.jpg

If I could kill one invention, cellphones would be it.
19 posted on 10/13/2013 7:37:56 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you, Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012) It has been a year, rest in peace, pretty girl!)
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