1906: Wireless in Hyde Park

3 Responses

  1. Panda Rosa

    Ah, but who’s to say they aren’t texting? The caption’s but a misnomer, if you ask me?

  2. Marab

    Of course not, silly! The cartoon was making fun of technological advances in communication by taking it to what would have been seen as the height of absurdity at that time.
    Of course, we now use the equivalent to communicate with others every day and think nothing of it. Just goes to show you…the future will always be full of amazing, terrifying and absurd developments and not just what we expected. That’s why studying the past is so interesting; history is just the future backwards and full of random cool stuff.
    I am a huge fan of this site.


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