Sunday, July 09, 2006

The More Things Change...

Pompeiian Panel

A walk through the ruins of Pompeii reinforces one's sense of humanity. Before Vesuvius rained fire and ash down on the city in 79 A.D., these people loved, cried, laughed, worried, lived and died just as we do. Like the Greeks before them, they left behind great thoughts and great works of art without which our civilization wouldn't be the same.

Today we have shinier toys, more complicated toys, but they're merely means to ends in the satisfaction of human needs and desires that haven't changed over millenia. We talk--face-to-face, phone-to-phone, email-to-email, IM-to-IM--but whatever the technology it's just a means of facilitating the human experience.


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