"My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they'd have you put in the loony bin"
- Desmond Llewelyn
About this Quote
This quote by Desmond Llewelyn speaks with the extraordinary advances in innovation that have been made in the last century. In 1930, when his father died, the idea of being able to enjoy a cricket game in Australia from England would have been thought about difficult. The innovation to make this possible merely did not exist. In fact, the recommendation of such a thing would have been seen as so extravagant that the individual suggesting it would have been thought about insane. This quote functions as a reminder of how far we have been available in terms of innovation and just how much it has changed our lives. We now consider granted the ability to enjoy events from around the globe in genuine time, something that would have been unimaginable to individuals living in 1930.
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