Wireless Shrugged

How it was in the days of the downtime annihilators

Download, Old One, and tell how it was in the Unwired Time, when humans spoke to one another with their mouths and wrote on papers they sent to one another through the skies!

I was still young in the time when Albert, Creator of the Great Net, battled Prince W of Austin for dominion of the land. In those days we carried the first devices called PDAs, for Personal Digital Assistants, but some of us knew their power and in time called them Personal Downtime Annihilators.

Mine was called Palm VII and was to me wondrous and magic. But...

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