Under the Wire

New technology


Years ago, when men began constructing buildings too tall for the average person to walk the stairs to the top floor, someone invented the elevator. As a small boy, my parents occasionally took my sister and I to Denver where several tall buildings existed. Highlight of our day was stepping into an elevator’s open doorway, having it miraculously close behind us and having a well-dressed man ask, “What floor?” Our guide, the elevator operator would push a few buttons on the wall and the entire room, people and all, would begin a vertical ride up or down to destinations unknown. Aft...

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