Hey you guys, we are talking!

I found the following story quite amusing:

I am reminded of a great story a friend tells of some cavemen sitting around the campfire 100,000 years ago, chewing on the last bits of meat, chatting in guttural sounds. One of them says:

“Hey, you guys, we are TALKING!

“What do you mean TALKING? Are you finished that bone?

“I mean we are SPEAKING to each other! Using WORDS. Don’t you get it?

“You’ve been drinking that grape stuff again, haven’t you.”

“See we are doing it right now!”


This is from an article about the singularity on Kevin Kelly’s blog The Technium. The Technium has some interesting stuff about the evolution of technology, worth checking out if you’re into that sort of thing.