Did Irish technologists lead the world on pre-WiMAX?

by Sniffer | posted on 23 April 2008

After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more
than 100 years ago.


Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, British
scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in
the UK newspapers read: "British archaeologists have found traces of
200-year-old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors
already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years
earlier than the Scots."

One week later, "The Kerryman," a southwest Irish newsletter, reported
the following: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat bog near
Tralee, Paddy O'Doul, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he
found absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 300 years
ago Ireland had already gone wireless."

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