Sunday, December 24, 2006

Absence of Genius

Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1876: "The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys."


  1. Oh we'd have much better off to have kept the world this way! I spent most of Christmas Eve morning trying to gain the attention of my granddaughter who was too involved in texting a sloppy wet message to her boyfriend on her cellphone.

    Where oh where are evenings spent staring into the fireplace watching the embers pop and commenting on the things to be done tomorrow.

  2. I think they went the way of the "gas -log" in the "fireplace"!

  3. You guys are getting older than me!

  4. Mushy, you'll only get attention when her cellphone breaks.

    Sometimes the phone is a blessing. More often than not, it's a P.I.T.A.


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