William Shakespeare, texting

You can’t see it in the photo, but the statue in the background is of William Shakespeare and it looks, from a distance, like he’s texting or reading email on a smart phone. From the angle of the small photo to the right (which I did not take) you can more clearly see he’s holding a book, but from any distance and at many angles, it really does visually read “iPhone.”

Of course, that’s ridiculous on so many levels.

Interesting, though, how we interpret what we see/hear through the contextual lenses of our own time/experience/culture and read the whole scene inaccurately because of it.

We do that a lot, actually.

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