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There isn't a lot of evidence to prove what the first Thanksgiving was like, but we think it's safe to assume it was cold, confusing, and full of tepid conversation between sickly pilgrims and weirded out Native Americans.

Because technology only makes things better (at least, that's what we tell ourselves as we spend countless wasted hours on Facebook), here are a few of the ways the first Thanksgiving could have benefited from a little 21st-century technology.

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Wireless Internet
So the kids could have something to do while the grownupsdid all the boring cooking and land negotiations.
So the kids could have something to do while the grownups
did all the boring cooking and land negotiations.

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DanJones
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11/27/2013 | 1:26:50 PM
Something to read
There'd be something more interesting to do than read a book of psalms?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/nyregion/book-published-in-1640-makes-record-sale-at-auction.html?_r=0
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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11/27/2013 | 1:38:36 PM
Translation...
Google translate or the like would have been extremely useful so that the conversation could flow more easily.  Also, hand sanitizer for those nasty foreign germs.
DanJones
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11/27/2013 | 2:09:57 PM
Re: Translation...
Although how would Google Translator know a new language on a new continent? Maybe I'm taking this a little too literally.
Liz Greenberg
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11/27/2013 | 2:21:28 PM
Re: Translation...
Too literal Dan...let's say that it uses artificial intelligence. It gobbles up the language, digests it, and then when asked gives out pithy translations that are easy to digest.
DanJones
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11/27/2013 | 2:43:54 PM
Re: Translation...
Ah, like the Babel fish.
Liz Greenberg
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11/27/2013 | 4:10:24 PM
Re: Translation...
Exactly ...I am sure that the first Thanksgiving probably included a lot a babble, a little fish, and probably a lot of corn!
DanJones
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11/27/2013 | 4:27:22 PM
Re: Translation...
As long as they didn't forget their towel everything was probably cool.
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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11/27/2013 | 4:33:30 PM
Re: Translation...
Towel, loin cloth - I can't believe that nobody else is joining our veritable feast of fun.  They must be talking the serious stuffing on the other blogs...
DanJones
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11/27/2013 | 6:11:13 PM
Re: Translation...
I was riffing on the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy of course. :-)
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11/28/2013 | 9:26:42 AM
It takes up valuable kitchen worktop real estate but...
They could have done with a decent smoothie-maker into which they could dump all their leftover gooseberries, mussels and corn mush. Makes a delicious -- and nourishing -- pick-me-up. Yum!
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