|Written by Harry Fairhead|
|Saturday, 19 September 2015|
Technology is changing and it is changing us. The Joy of Tech's latest offering puts it all into perspective and you can't help but think, how true!
There is a famous Monty Python sketch - Four Yorkshiremen - where each partition claims to have had a harder life than the previous
"We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread..."
If you know it then you will probably be reminded of it when you read:
"We typed on with REAL keyboards, hooked up to BIG screens on REAL computers".
When I read it I couldn't help but think that:
"I typed on real card punches, looked up to piano rules lineprinter papers on computers that would fill a room."
Now read on:
Of course there is a chance that your attention span didn't get you to the end of the panel.
But if it did - didn't you revel in the idea of real conversations on real forums, and real ASCII emoticons?
So what would your next Yorkshireman say?
REAL warm tubes, the sound of a sliderule, the TRUE joy of an acoustic coupled modem?
And what about the next generation version?
We had a REAL Siri in those days without the need for a synth body...
Used with the permission of the excellent comic
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|Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 September 2015 )|