23 April 2007 - technological progress
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Old time technologies, from the horse cart to the airplane,
improved on walking. Modern technologies, from the telephone
to the internet, improve on talking, as is appropriate for
an animal that has never learned to shut up. Future
technologies will improve on thinking. You might suppose it
would be easy to improve on a skill so weak, but then again,
it does require thought.
To be fair, writing is also an improvement on talking—but
who am I to talk?
give me a clue so sweet and true