A short history of humanity

We have shoving each other, why do we need grunting?

We have grunting, why do we need short bursts of grunting?

We have short bursts of grunting, why do we need words?

We have words, why do we need big and small words together?

We have big and small words together, why do we need talking?

We have talking, why do we need a person talking to another person and then running to another place and talking to a third person?

We have a person talking to another person and then running to another place and talking to a third person, why do we need a person carrying talking inscribed on dried clay tablets riding in an oxcart to other places to give talking inscribed on dried clay tablets to another person?

We have a person carrying talking inscribed on dried clay tablets riding in an oxcart to other places to give talking inscribed on dried clay tablets to another person, why do we need a person carrying papyrus scrolls riding in a chariot to other places to present papyrus scrolls to other people?

We have a person carrying papyrus scrolls riding in a chariot to other places to present papyrus scrolls to other people, why do we need a person carrying correspondence to and from the educated elite riding in a carriage drawn by a team of horses to other places to provide correspondence to and from the educated elite?

We have a person carrying correspondence to and from the educated elite riding in a carriage drawn by a team of horses to other places to provide correspondence to and from the educated elite, why do we need a person carrying the U.S. Mail riding in a stagecoach or steam locomotive to other places to deliver the U.S. Mail to other people?

We have a person carrying the U.S. Mail riding in a stagecoach or steam locomotive to other places to deliver the U.S. Mail to other people, why do we need the telegraph?

We have the telegraph, why do we need the telephone?

We have the telephone, why do we need faxing?

We have faxing, why do we need emailing?

We have emailing, why do we need emailing to laptops, Blackberries, and other portable devices?

We have emailing to laptops, Blackberries, and other portable devices, why do we need texting?

We have texting, why do we need smartphones, Twitter, and Facebook?

We have smartphones, Twitter, and Facebook, why do we need teleporting?

We have teleporting, why do we need teleporting to distant planets and other dimensions?

We have teleporting to distant planets and other dimensions, why do we need time traveling?

We have time traveling, why do we need gerwaffling?

We have gerwaffling, why do we need muchas machus?

We have muchas machus, why do we need shoving each other?

We have shoving each other, why do we need grunting?


The End

Our readers respond

Roz Warren

of Bala Cynwyd, Pe on March 12, 2014

HA!

By which I mean We have chortling, why do we need laughing so hard the milk comes out our nose?

Perry Block

of Havertown, PA on March 12, 2014

We have Roz Warren, why do we need .... we don't need anything else! Thank you, Roz.

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