[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Sep 8 20:02:34 BST 2021

On Mon, 6 Sep 2021 13:47:28 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>

>On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 5:20 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> It was possible to invite someone to dinner, receive a reply asking
>> "What time?", replying, and getting acceptance all in the same day.
>There can't effectively be a demand for such a service now, because we have
>phones and texting.

Yes, but it went decades before we had the replacement tech.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever
that it is not utterly absurd;  indeed in view of the silliness of the majority
of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
  - Bertrand Russell

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