Wireless Technology, Ed Tech, Children and Rome

MindMake – Paul Henderson

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, wrote Arthur C. Clarke. And magic was what it seemed to me to be.

I was sitting on my father’s lap steering the car. Too young and too short for my feet to reach the throttle, I still sensed the thrill and promise of auto-mobility!

Miraculously, the garage door in front of us opened. I didn’t know how it did so, but I had seen on TV a programme about telepathy. Perhaps Dad was using it.

I later discovered he had a small wireless transmitter in his pocket. It saved Mom or one of my siblings the hassle of jumping out of the car (too often in the rain) to wrestle with the overhead door. The discovery made life no less miraculous for me. Read More