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    The Time Traveller's lack of technology

    One of the things that amused me about the time traveller was this: Obviously he was a pretty clever guy. it must have taken him many man-years of lonely, dedicated effort to design and then build his time machine. You'd imagine he'd be very single-minded with no time for anything else, for example sports or physical training. He builds this incredible piece of technology, but once he's used it to get to the future, the only other piece of technology he has is a box of matches. He is reduced to running around and using his fists. I don't suppose they had electric torches back then, but an oil lantern, a compass, and especially an army revolver would have come in handy. Even a magnifying glass would have been useful, because he could have started a fire with one. As it was, he has to rely on an iron bar he finds at the museum to battle the Morlochs with.
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    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    Even Dr Who has some sort of pen to help him out.

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    Yes, a sonic screwdriver. It's less versatile than a smartphone, but useful for opening doors.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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