There's a saying that history is anything that happens before you were born. Everything else is new. 

I was reminded of that saying by yesterday's prompt and thought to riff on the theme. 

Today's Prompt: History or Mystery? Do you remember this device?

There's a rather cruel video out there on the internet about a group of young people being asked to operate one of these beasts. What was the first one you remember using? How has our ability to reach out and touch someone changed in your lifetime? 

See you in the comments once I've finished my words. 

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