Mommy, what was life like before the Internet?

I’m so starved for information I actually read the copy of USA Today left outside my room. It was like salt water to a man on a desert island. Who made the first cartoon with a guy on a desert island, anyway? Was Cast Away nominated for any Oscars? How much would a fake Oscar statuette cost? Are they even legal? What countries have laws based on the Napoleonic Code? Does the “leon” in “Napoleon” have anything to do with lions? And how did people settle arguments before the internet? I can’t imagine how many marriages must have fallen apart just because the spouses couldn’t agree on whether people from Angola are called “Angolians” or “Angolese.” Data! I need data!

Read about Lore Sjöberg’s Internet-less vacation at WIRED

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