Sometimes the Simplest Devices are the Best

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In the 1998 movie Mercury Rising, a character trying to help Bruce Willis get a message through when all phones and the internet are being monitored pulls out a manual typewriter and says, “Low tech rules!”

I barely remember the rest of the movie but I remember that line. I probably took it a little too much to heart back then, but it frequently proves to be true.

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Janelle Annemarie Heideman

Janelle Annemarie Heideman

Educator, writer, LGBTQ+ advocate, avid reader. Novelist in progress. Website: Empowering the LGBTQ+ community one word at a time.

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