Saturday, September 18, 2010

Copper wire

Digging up history

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Melbourne 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 Victorians, in the weeks that followed, a Sydney archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Sydney Morning Herald read:
"New South Wales archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Victorians".
One week later, The Advertiser in Adelaide, South Australia, reported the following:
"After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Gawler, South Australia, John Brown, a self-taught archaeologist,reported that he found absolutely f### all.  John has therefore concluded that 150 years ago, South Australia had already gone wireless."
Just makes you bloody proud to be a South Aussie!

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