Re: retrograde technologies?

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 30 May 1999 14:13:12 +0000

I wrote:

>Tasmanian aborigines lost fish hooks and perhaps (I can't swear to this)
even fire

But they had fire-sticks, according to one source, so that last bit's plainly wrong. But they certainly did lose a vast amount of what was then (so to speak) cutting edge technology.

Damien Broderick