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The Internet Road

Indulging a whimsy while drinking coffee in the sunshine this morning.

The random music playlist started playing Telegraph Road from Dire Straits today and my mind latched onto this section

And the dirty old track was the telegraph road
Then came the mines – then came the ore
Then there was the hard times then there was a war
Telegraph sang a song about the world outside
Telegraph road got so deep and so wide
Like a rolling river. ..

Just for a moment, the metaphor that the telegraph brought the burdens of civilisation with it became linked to internet :

And the slow modem track became the internet road
Then came the pictures – and so much more
Then there was the boom times then there was a war
Internet sang a song about the world outside
Internet road got so deep and so wide
Like a rolling river. ..