Plus ça Change

With apologies to T. David Gordon (and Nicholas Carr and John McWhorter and Neil Postman and Jacques Ellul)…

I couldn’t decide on a title for this post. I was thinking also of “Nothing New Under the Sun”, but when I found I could copy&paste the funny french ç, the decision was made.

To be fair, I think really this acceleration of life began with the industrial revolution, and hasn’t stopped since, which would explain why we can probably find quotes like this continuously up to today (and beyond)

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7 Responses to Plus ça Change

  1. Zrim says:

    “In my day, we didn’t have all these sell phones and eye-pods and eeeee-mail and gibbety-goobety gadgets to talk to each other. If you wanted to talk to somebody, we had a can and a string and if you couldn’t hear the other the guy then too bad! Boo-hoo, I can’t hear him! If you couldn’t hear anything, you’d take the can and the string and tie it around your head and squeeze until all your brains spilled out all over the floor! And that’s the way it was and we liked it, we loved it!”

  2. RubeRad says:

    They had “sell phones” when Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller were on SNL?

    I like the way you spelled like a grumpy old man

  3. Zrim says:

    I had one back then, which I affectionately refer to now as The Brick.

  4. RubeRad says:

    When we lived in england there was a TV show that was kind of a mix between a sketch comedy show and candid camera; their signature bit was for a guy to take his BRICK (like 2ft long with a huge antenna as well) into inappropriate public places and pretend to make a phone call, where he couldn’t hear well and had to shout. My wife and I still joke about that whenever we see inappropriate “sell fone” usage — “hell-LO!!”

  5. RubeRad says:

    Google is your friend!

  6. Zrim says:

    Everywhere but in a church service, the one instance that makes me feel theonomic. But the hands-free is the best. Brick AND NASA headgear? Yes please, that makes life so much easier.

  7. RubeRad says:

    Totally. If your cell phone is larger than your scooter, you must be doing something right!

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