[nSLUG] Copper Wire...
jwark at bellaliant.net
Sun Feb 22 15:59:51 AST 2015
This was forwarded and forwarded and forwarded, ... and eventually
arrived in my inbox. I thought it would be especially amusing to nSLUG
and HCC members.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Copper Wire...
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:27:48 -0400
> *Who knew?
> *After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British
> scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and
> came to the conclusion that **their** ancestors already had a
> telephone network more than 150 years ago.*
> *Not to be outdone by the Brits, in the weeks that followed, an
> American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly
> after, a story published in the New York Times:*
> *"American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper
> wire, have concluded that **their** ancestors already had an
> advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than
> the British".*
> *One week later, Canadian Dept. Of Mines and Resources in
> Newfoundland reported the following:*
> *"After digging as deep as 30 feet in NFL Canada, Jack Lucknow,
> a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely
> fuck all. Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago,
> Canada had already gone wireless."*
> *Just makes you bloody proud to be Canadian doesn't it?**
Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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