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A Torrent of Calm

Tomorrow the entire UK will experience the sharpest one-day fall in stress and anxiety since the fall of the Berlin wall. News and social media updates will drop to their lowest levels as the country gets caught-up in the sweeping craze called voting. 97% of Scientists believe this highly expressive art form is woman made and is a biological reaction to the exposure of lies, shouting, question-with-no-answer, hesitation, deviation and repetition – yes repetition.

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Communications 107 years ago – atoms not electrons

We found an old postcard sent from a friend to an ancestor at 9:30am on 22nd April 1910 – 107 years ago today. It depicts a football match between Scotland and England played twenty days earlier at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The score was 2-0 to Scotland, yes we used to play and win football matches against the ‘auld enemy’! The attendance was 106,206 which raised ¬£4,427 in gate money, but this is not what’s cool.

The sender was informing the¬†addressee that they would¬†pay them a visit the next day. Imagine back in the toddler stage¬†of¬†20th century Britain when Internet or mobiles did not exist and¬†the¬†telephone was new fangled and rare. The only form of communication possible was handwritten postcard, taken to the nearest Post Office, payed with¬†a half penny stamp then dropped into the clutches of the state’s postal service to deliver on time.

One hundred and seven years later I doubt that same postcard would reach its destination in time with the same confidence. However we can communicate over¬†telephone, mobile phone, email, text message. Heck you can summon the muscles¬†of Apple et al to¬†hold a live two-way video call wherever you are¬†right now…cool!

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