[LMB] ?What's needed

Marc Wilson 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"
>  
>https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GivingRadioToTheRomans

https://www.free-culture.ir/Analog_1948_Nov_No_copying_allowed.html

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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