Of course, the topic of time-travel being used to make the time-traveller look cool has been explored in H.G. Wells, and the Back to the Future films. But generally, sci-fi has had the "awed person(s) from the past" coming from 50 years ago or more. I think that it's at good indication that we've made technological progress (if not much other kind...) that there are so many things we didn't have 10 years ago.

For this little trick, we'll need a Sony Vaio, a recent mobile phone, some newspapers, a DVD drive, and copies of Quake 3 Arena, The Matrix, Linux (distro of your choice), a bunch of audio CDs, possibly a Palm or a Gameboy Advance. And everything 2 of course.

What would people from the 1980's think if Everything was all they had?

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