Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.
Did the ancient echidnas have a different language?
He nodded his head, at least the ones in his zone had their own tongue. With a smile and a hint of smugness he replied in a broken, foreign language, “Uchil. Nikub jolu, i-tz’ib’a ma’lakam tzuk.” There was such pride in his tone, and even in his posture…
that is, until he realized that no one alive could possibly understand what he was saying. He then grumpled and added, “ab’ulay-tis…” One could tell from sound alone that was an insult, but unless you could read broken ancient Mayan Echidnian, it’s meaning would remain unknown.