Reading a biography of Claude Shannon and adding a history of the first undersea cables to my to-read list.
From now on, when my wife spends 15 minutes going ‘round and ‘round with her mom and/or son, trying and failing to talk to each other with 21C devices, I’m going to picture Didi and Gogo swapping boots under a dead tree.
“You called but I didn’t get to it until… hello? Are you… I’m calling you back hang on”
“I left you a voicemail; I forgot you don’t know how to check it. Call me back when you…”
“Hello? B tried to call you; call him if he’s got a signal and tell him to call me.”