- Mar 4, 2007--- In email@example.com, "jsheikg" <jsheikg@...> wrote:
>Funny you should mention that, given today's 101 page:
> > Given the tech level we've seen, telegraphs are perfectly possible,
> In fact the telegraph is so simple it would be hard *not* to invent.
> It would qualify, like the steam tractors, as non-Spark technology.
> It is also quite robust.
> So we actually need a reason for the telegraph *not* to exist.
Putting up telegraph wires through the Wastelands just isn't feasible.
My impression is that most of Europa is Wasteland, dotted with
villages, towns, and cities. If some Spark was sufficiently determined
to defend a telegraph installation crew, some monster would probably
blunder along and knock down a pole or break the wire. Sure, my county
loses its fiber-optic line to the outside world for a day or two every
month or so, but our repairmen have a much safer job. Bears, mountain
lions, and sasquatches aren't nearly as deadly as the Monster Horse or
the crab-clank that fried Olga.
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