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The technology of the 1980s (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, October 23, 2003, 22:07
On 23 Oct 2003 at 22:56, Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:

> > Less advanced, perhaps a little. The technological level corresponds more > > or less with our early eighties, and like *here*, things are moving pretty > > fast *there*. > > I can live with a bit less tech. This means that there is no Internet > yet, and no cellphones. But overall something we would recognize as > "modern".
The Internet and mobile telephones existed in the 1980s, *here*, even in the very early 80s. The Internet (at least in principle) goes back to the 1960s. As a real, practical and worthwhile entity, particpated in by those outside the research lab for purposes other than verifying it works, it was in widespread use back as far as the 1970s at least, and was certainly something marginally participated in by home users by the early 1980s. The mobile telephone in fact goes back as far as the 1920s, and arguably further. Paul