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

3 comments:

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 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???