Friday, December 07, 2007

Ancient communications systems

After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, British scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the UK newspapers read: "British archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the Scots."

One week later, "The Kerryman," a southwest Irish newsletter, reported the following:  "After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat bog near Tralee, Paddy O'Droll, a self taught archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Ireland had already gone wireless."

Thanks Donnie Mac


Anonymous said...

I'm not bothered by the mild racism, we are used to it! And it is a funny joke.
But please, middle paragraph should read "English" not "British". We Scots are part of Britain too.
I read Bits & Pieces a couple of times a day and it is a breath of fresh air! Excellent website.

Darrell Hale said...

I read your site everyday too, sometimes several times a day. It is a truely GREAT site. I spent weeks looking at all your old archives when I first found this site.

Anonymous said...

did you find wi-fi or dial up darrell???