Professor: non-recent cinema releases provide the perfect resource for studying life before certain technologies Professor: here is a clip from a film made c. 7bc (before cellphones) Man in film: oh no! my car has broken down! now i must run 10 miles to the airport and tell sally how i feel before she flies to australia or whatever! ... forever! Girl in class: professor, why does john not simply send sally a text message, to save time and energy? Professor: hey how 'bout you try listening so i don't hate you to death? If only there were some combination of ascii characters that could convey my feelings in a succinct and endearing manner!