Monday, March 22, 2010

Amazing Weapons of War

Elsewhere in this blog site, I note that nuclear weapons really are amazing inventions -- unfortunately, some of the most clever devices ever designed.

Just as war and preparation for war has generated a great deal of technological advancement in our society, so, unfortunately, has pornography marketing generated a great deal of advancement in web design.

One of my favorite examples of "innovation" is the two cannon balls joined by a chain, intended to be fired simultaneously from two cannons during the American Civil War. Inventors envisioned great swaths of charging enemy soldiers being mowed down with each shot.

All trials of the "remarkable weapon" failed. Invariably, one cannon ball made it out of the barrels before the other. The results were predictable. The soldiers to the left or right of the cannon paid a heavy price for their enthusiasm.

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