[LMB] ?What's needed
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Feb 10 17:29:55 GMT 2020
On Sat, 8 Feb 2020 03:06:00 +0000 (UTC), pouncer at aol.com wrote:
>Matthew George reminds us
>>There is a venerable tradition in SF fandom of trying to work out how
>>to introduce technologies to hypothetical societies.
>The dangerously engaging site "TVTROPES" lists many works of SF and
>other genres trying these sort of things. The "trope" name assigned
>is "Giving Radio to the Romans"
It's not just the item, it's all the pyramid of technologies behind it.
The ideal is to be hard-headed and soft-hearted;
too many people have it backwards.
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