Stone age? (was: George Morrow died Wed May 7th 2003

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sun May 11 15:23:00 2003

> Yet - if every digital device were to cease working tomorrow - just how
> close to the Stone Age do ya think we'd sink?

How close?? We're THERE!!
To the "average" member of our society, anything more complicated than a
flashlight ("torch" for Brits) is incomprehensible MAGIC. Hell, most
don't understand a flashlight.
Rebuilding? Without the existing infrastructure (in the wilderness), how
many people would be capable of building/making ANYTHING? Other than
Tony, could you make a battery? a bulb? Do you really know how to extract
the materials needed from the ground?

Who said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from
magic." ?
Who added "..., or a rigged demonstration" ? (Hint: doesn't anybody ever
change the SUBJECT line?)
Received on Sun May 11 2003 - 15:23:00 BST

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