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PETERS – Monty Python predicted social media in the 1970s

NETFLIX recently added a whole host of goodies for Monty Python fans, including live performances and episodes of the original BBC television shows.

Of course, that development meant I had to give Netflix a high priority this week, de-emphasizing other non-essential activities such as sleep and personal hygiene.

As I plowed through the various series, it struck me how accurately Python was, with its hilarious sketches, predicting future human interaction on the all-consuming platforms of social media.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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