TECHNOS

The ancients had it sussed.

Ask the three wise men whose

knowledge of the stars were

second to none, enabling their

navigation through the desert

sand, at night, and with aplomb.

As for their counterparts at sea,

who used the Astrolabe – how cool

was that. Even in more modern

times when Hi-Tec kit makes a

faltering sound, out comes the

tried and tested Astrolabe, to

calculate again true patterns

of the firmament, and get them

up and running if blips appear.

We learn from insect life as well

which burrow in the ground and

put a lid on where they dwell, and

forest ants who hole up in a storm,

placing a barrier between known

entry points and elements outside,

when winds scream louder than a

ghostly wraith. Whilst innermost

their formicaries keep powder dry. 

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Don Matthews

Mon 9th Dec 2019 07:23

I'm glad you've brought this up Phil
Yep, ancients had it sussed
I get all tizzed with modern tech
Pull out me abacus

Ya think I'm kidding?

At times the little baubles though
Come off and roll away
Don't worry Phil I've got reserves
Me fingers count, hey hey

Ya think I'm kidding?

😋

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sun 8th Dec 2019 23:01

I enjoyed this Philipos, the astrolabe continues to hold fascination for me.

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