Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Generation Gap

Dry Bones cartoon: telecommunications.
This cartoon is not as "surface" a joke as it seems. The "gap" between generations is not just the naturally different views of life as seen through the eyes of the younger or older viewer. It is also because of the different times that we've lived through.

I was a kid when the Nazi extermination camps were liberated, and later when the State of Israel was declared. I was an adult during the six-day war in 1967 and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Most of us see events that took place before we were born through the eyes of history writers and not as current events. It was to get around that problem that I decided to run "golden "oldies" every week. And whether you are "old enough to remember" or young enough to be surprised, I hope you enjoy and are somehow enlightened by reading them.

Oh, and the phone without the dial or the buttons:

The entire front surface of the new i-phone is a touch screen. No cord. No dial. No buttons.

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