Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Off The Mark Prediction

"What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?"

The Quarterly Review, March, 1825.



12 comments:

  1. Thank goodness someone figured out how to make this one happen.

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    1. No kidding... Can you imagine having to travel by stagecoach across this country.

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  2. I agree. Those bloody speed demons must be stopped!

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  3. Could you imagine having to travel at the speed of a stagecoach these days? Wiki: The stagecoach traveled at average speeds between four and seven miles per hour with the total daily mileage covered anywhere from 70 to up to 120 miles. And hour trip by today's standard to grandma's would literally take all day.

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    1. I know. It would be horrible. Never mind traveling really long distances. It would take forever!

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  4. Stuff like that always cracks me up!! I'm sure stuff we're saying now will make future people laugh.

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    1. No doubt about that! I think it's best NOT to say anything about the future. You just never know how things will turn out.

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  5. That was good for a smile. :) The concept was probably so far-fetched at the time that it was unimaginable and impossible!!

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    1. Definitely. Years from now, some of our things will seem so primitive!

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  6. All I can feel is the BUMPS! from those wooden and steel wheels and not to mention being always DOWNWIND from the horses!! lol

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    1. Ha ha...the DOWNWIND is something none of us would appreciate!

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