Internet’s Antecedents

The internet is, to most people’s minds, a fairly new bit of technology. It’s not though. It’s just incremental advancement in technology serving the same needs and desires as its antecedents.

Egyptian Internet - People Writing On Walls And Worshiping Cats
Yep! People Writing On Walls And Worshiping Cats

History doesn’t so much repeat itself as people repaint and reinvent the same things and call it “new and improved.” ๐Ÿ˜†

And, for those that might care, pick up a copy of  The Victorian Internet and really get laugh at how little or nothing has changed.

Related Reading:

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine (Futurescapes)
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
Tales of Ancient Egypt (Puffin Classics)
The Internet of Things (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

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