What’s Missing ?

Finnish Perspective

A lot has changed between 1960 and 1990. Satellite TV and other communication became common. Nearly all vacuum tube electronics were replaced by solid state transistors and integrated circuits. The technology that would lead cell phones and the internet would become more and more available.

Personal communications would become the norm.

Before all this the only way of communicating to one another was via the land line phone and written letters. Getting ones message or concern across to multiple people required either something in the newspaper – an add of some sort or announcement in the classified section, some sort of an announcement on the radio or TV – usually on their community bulletin board – to let people know there would be a meeting of gathering of some kind. Or post it up someplace in town. Things like that.

Nearly all discussions took place by people in person. No…

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