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Old 10 September 2015, 11:38   #1
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Question: If you met someone from 100 years ago, what would be the hardest thing to explain to them?

Answer: I hold, in my hand a device that gives me access to the collective knowledge of the world. I use it to look at cat pictures and argue with strangers.


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Question: If you met someone from 100 years ago, what would be the hardest thing to explain to them?

Answer: I hold, in my hand a device that gives me access to the collective knowledge of the world. I use it to look at cat pictures and argue with strangers.


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Thing is that argument worked 20 years ago.

I was party to a discussion at work with a 20 ish yo new start whose mind was boggled by the fact that some of us had to actually turn a funny spinny dial to phone someone and the engaged tone meant you had to redial the whole number at serious risk of a blister on your RH index finger if the other person was yakking on.....

An then of course you were doomed if they were on this new fangled Internet thing.....

100 years ago??? Try 20!
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And a 15 second conversation couldn't be dragged out to a fifteen minute exchange of texts, you wouldn't have that exited wait, wonder if your message had been received, if it had been read and if they'd already sent a reply and you just hadn't received that?
To further enhance this experience I was thinking......instead of typing texts, we could write them, maybe on a rolled up piece of paper, and give it to a man with a horse to carry to the intended recipient.
I was thinking of patenting this idea but I'm not sure that it's an entirely new concept
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