submarines, links to State development
ven at vvcrane.junglelink.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 21:23:36 EDT 2000
Lots of people have been talking about submarines, Im sorry but
I've lost track of just who said what, I think this is Philip and Elise:
> > Submarines might well be fantastic fiction in Ingary, who is to say? Sophy
> > and Neil are so awash in possible interpretations by that point, I thought
> > they would be nonplussed by anything.
> Now some sense begins to emerge. Submarines part of fantastic fiction in
> Ingary, just as they seem to be in Caprona, and just as fairy tales are still
> considerd realist fiction in Ingary. Yes, I can relate to that.
While I agree they could just be fantasy in Ingary I've another two
pennorth to put in here. The first submarine was invented in the UK
in the reign of one of the Charleses. They tested it and it worked
but the king (I think) thought it was an unfair device to use (I swear
I'm not making this up) so they binned the idea. Anyone out there
know the proper details? So anyhow submarines are possible
with an Ingarian kind of technology.
This fits in with the state development thread, it illustrates nicely
that whatever is in control of culture change its not technology on
its own. Just because someone invents something doesn't mean
people will use it.
You are trapped in that bright moment where you learned your doom.
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