Transportation and Communication

Reykjavík Chautauqua

You read this text on a communication device. When you come to see our feature, you may use some transporting device. We communicate this text using some advanced technology (a computer, a keyboard, etc), a series of complicated protocols (IP, HTTP, etc) and by following some recently established standards (HTML, etc). Now when you arrive for our feature, you might use a fairly simple technology, such as a bicycle, some modern machinery, like an internal combustion engine, or societal battery, like public transportation. It seem to me that the issue of communicating is a lot more complicated than the issue of transporting. Let’s find out how these two human endeavors compare.


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